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B.A., M.S., Ph.D. degrees in pnysics. Formerly Research Scientist in optical oceanography at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. Principal Research Scientist, Florida Solar Energy Center, a research institute of the University of Central Florida, for over 30 years. Currently VP of R&D with Sunflower Corporation, a solar illumination start-up company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado and technical consultant for the National Fenestration Rating Council (National window energy labeling organization). Speaker and author on energy and environmental policy. Author of more than 60 technical papers and magazine articles on energy and environmental subjects, plus a textbook and two books on environmental values: HUMANITY'S ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE and a collection of essays by prominent environmental writers from Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson to Daniel Quinn and E.O. Wilson. Web sites for more information: www.futureofhumanity.org and www.sunpinepress.com
Tuesday, October 13, 2009(1 comments)
Our Three Bombs
This metaphor is but one of several that can be used to counter resistance to our calls for drastic changes in the organization of our society. Whenever you encounter global warming denial, statements like, “the sun is doing it,” or “it's not as bad as they say,” just tell the above story and be armed with a few facts supporting the presence of the “cliff” ahead.