Thanks for your nice note of support. You’re referring to this post, where I briefly describe how one tech guru, Andrew Zolli, is exploiting the science of adaptation, resilience, and adaptation for short-term profit. He “wrote” a messy, jargon filled op-ed in today’s NYTimes.
To my mind, Zolli is on the path to perfecting greenwashing. I agree with the idea that my field needs more exposure. But, I believe that tech gurus like Zolli are doing a disservice by monetizing, synergizing, and other popular “izings” the serious science and policy responses needed to conserve, preserve, manage, and live with our dwindling natural environment.
Environmentalists need to take note.
Senator Rand Paul defending oil companies on the Senate floor yesterday. The Senate is debating ending billions of dollars in tax subsidies to oil companies. Paul claims that oil companies deserve tax breaks because love money/hate Obama let’s have a tea partayyy.
Paul’s top campaign contributors? Oil, coal, and hedge funds.