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Plastics: A Combined Distillery and EcoOptimism post

Plastics are no longer the future. In fact, they’re becoming history. Continue reading

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Fake Growth

Real growth vs fake growth – a sound bite for a Twitter world Continue reading

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Take My Computer. Please. (The Case Against Ownership)

Ownership isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. There are many things that we don’t need – or want – to own. And here’s why. Continue reading

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The Distillery: September 18, 2017

Places from Paris to India to China, and manufacturers from Volvo to Jaguar are phasing out fossil fuel-powered engines. Continue reading

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The Distillery: August 23, 2017

EcoOptimism’s current selection of favorite posts We can all use some positive news these days, especially on the environmental front in which science is considered evil, denial is an alternative fact and the EPA is now what I’m calling the … Continue reading

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Surprise: Environmentalism Actually Boosts the Economy

One of the premises of EcoOptimism is that environmental actions and solutions complement the economy. Too often, the assumption – particularly within the business world and among conservatives – is that the opposite is true. They believe, sometimes fervently, that … Continue reading

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Are Geoengineering Proposals EcoOptimistic?

They’re very seductive – proposed solutions to climate disruption that don’t involve carbon fees or changing our modern comforts and habits. Continue reading

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Some Earth Week Optimism

Hunter Lovins rescues me from an un-EcoOptimistic mood. Continue reading

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If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

In a previous post, I refuted an EcoPessimist. Now I need to refute a false optimist. Continue reading

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Density Part 3: Kenneth Jackson’s “Future” of New York

Buried in Jackson’s idea of the future of NYC are two huge and, I believe, mistaken assumptions. Continue reading

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