Category Archives: Messaging

2014 Word of the Year

EcoOptimism’s December tradition: our word of the year. Continue reading

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The Elusive Silver Bullet

True systemic answers don’t come in the form of stand-alone solutions Continue reading

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EcoOptimism in Climate Week

Architects can be one of the major forces in achieving the goal of eliminating our production of greenhouse gases Continue reading

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Is There a Dystopia in Your Future?

A New York Times profile on an environmentalist promotes an extreme and untenable view of our options. Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Medical Analogy

Climate scientists can be seen as the equivalent of medical doctors diagnosing a patient, with the patient being the planet. And we have a consensus of multiple opinions. Continue reading

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Has John Kerry been reading my EcoOptimism blog?

John Kerry calls climate change a weapon of mass destruction. Does that mean he’s been reading my blog? Continue reading

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My 2013 Word of the Year

I’m going to use my mini bully-free pulpit and anoint a 2013 word of the year: transparency Continue reading

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Laissez-faire: the environmental version

A neat twist on the religious-like belief in conventional laissez-faire. It’s the environment, not the market, which should be left alone. Continue reading

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Optimism, Alone, Isn’t Enough

Madeleine Albright describes herself as an “optimist who worries a lot.” That’s part way to a definition of an EcoOptimist. Continue reading

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Holy (grass-fed) Cow, It’s Been a Year

Reflections on a year of posts, which — somehow — leads to a new formula for environmental impact Continue reading

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