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Environment's Existential Moment

Gristmill published a "guest essay" last fall from controversial Environmentalist's Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger.

Ted and Michael are founding members of American Environics. American Environics is a research and strategy firm that uses cutting edge social values , psychological and cognitive science research to inform social change strategies. In the essay Ted and Michael explain that there are five reasons why setting a price on carbon dioxide, either through a cap and trade approach or an outright tax, cannot reduce greenhouse gas emissions anywhere close to what is needed.

This kind of cognitive thinking is more of what we need to create a paradigm shift in the awareness needed to really get going on "Greening our World". 


Ron Margolis, RA, CDPE, ABR Hawaii Life Real Estate Services 808.346.7095 email: ron@hawaiilife.com

Comment balloon 2 commentsRonnie Margolis • February 10 2008 03:47PM


Hi Ronnie,  there are a lot of advantages and disadvantages to this approach, but it would definitely make people think!
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 12 years ago
It just seems like our society and the whole world society is moving too slow for all the change that needs to happen. We need a radical paradigm shift.
Posted by Ronnie Margolis, Kauai Realtor - CDPE, ABR, RA - On Top of the Aloh (KW Kauai) over 12 years ago