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We have a chance right now, but whether we exercise that knowledge or not, I guess you’ll have to wait 10 or 50 years and see. Some things may continue and be more resilient than others. Among the changes, that’s one: We’ve seen a loss of ocean life, like 90 percent of many of the big fish, the large sharks, the tunas, swordfish, halibut, cod, even the small creatures like the herring and the squid are significantly depleted from the levels they enjoyed when I was a child. We’re emptying the oceans. We have a capacity to extract on a scale that is far more effective than those systems can replenish. We talk about sustainability but we aren’t actually practicing sustainability at all.
“I can’t put aside the things that I’ve witnessed”: Meet the star of Netflix’s powerful new documentary - Salon.com
Sylvia Earle on what we’re doing to the planet’s oceans.

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Investment in energy efficiency projects has been in a long-term decline, going back to a peak of about $2 billion annually in 1992, which has drifted down to about $1.2 billion in recent years.

Why Energy Efficiency is About to Come Roaring Back

Interesting piece. New York State is something of an outlier though. NYSERDA and utility rebate programs have remained robust. These rebates are the driving force behind most retrofit projects in the NY Metro Area.

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United Airlines has announced the launch of a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts…
More here.

United Airlines has announced the launch of a new business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts…

More here.

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The truth is that it is no more possible to pursue a non-political strategy of public engagement on climate change (especially in the US and Australia) than it is to issue a neutral statement about abortion or GM crops. In all cases, the science is interwoven with political implications. The climate change consensus must always be communicated by someone, and that someone will always come loaded with cultural baggage
Who Cares About Climate Change Consensus

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced today that his company will not “initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.” In plain English, that means that if other car companies want to produce electric cars, they can use Tesla’s technology to do it, and, in turn, advance Musk’s sustainability vision.
Telsa Motors just gave away it’s patents in pursuit of more rapid EV adoption. 

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A Note on Passion

I sent this tweet yesterday. While it was true, I have a tinge of regret about sending it. It was a reference to being very busy for the next couple of days. 

In reality, I’m glad I’m this busy. I’m glad that I will be spending my day going from sustainability conferences to client meetings. I’m really glad that the bulk of my work today is about reducing energy consumption

Sure, I have impossible deadlines and too much email to deal with, but at the end of the day. I love what I’m working on. 

It’s that passion that sustains me. 

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