The Energy Landscapes Revolution

Energy is bound up in everything we experience. When we speak about energy in the consumer market sense, we are speaking about energy released as electricity or to turn motors or as thermal energy. That temporary release of energy creates a discrete discernible commodity that can be managed, packaged, and sold. It is not, however, [...]

The SDGs are a map of future opportunity

The Sustainable Development Goals are a map of future opportunity. It’s that simple. Since 2015, critics have fretted that the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 action-specific targets are “too complex”, “unwieldy”, or “hard to keep track of”. But three critical insights can help to correct that perception: The SDGs are a map of [...]

Frontier Work

“We are a way for the Cosmos to know itself.” - Carl Sagan Some resist the natural human impulse to inquiry, but Carl Sagan understood that every one of us is already on this adventure with everyone else. What we do and don’t know affects everyone, so truth matters quite a lot. Science is our [...]

IPCC: Warming above 1.5ºC unacceptable

There is a new central organizing principle for trade, peace and security, industrial production, economic development, finance, food supply, energy, and advanced science. In December 2015 in Paris, at the COP21 (the 21st annual negotiation of the Parties to the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change—which mandates that we avoid dangerous human-caused climate disruption), [...]

The New Economy is Science-Driven

Science is knowledge. Knowledge is our survival strategy, as a species. Civilization is oriented toward the discovery, securing, and expansion of knowledge. The word ‘science’ is shorthand for the heroic collective human endeavor to learn, share, do, and improve. Read any book, essay or article about business these days, and you are sure to find [...]