|November 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
Your choice to burn oil is not exactly free, since the cost is hidden and the price reduced by you paying taxes that turn into subsidies for the industry altering the planet.
|November 22, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
If you’re not an environmentalist, you’re not paying attention. If you are, then pay attention to geonomics, a feasible policy working right for people and planet.
|November 21, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, The Progress Report|
Our natural enemies love how we change water temperatures and overfish. Contrary to popular belief, treating a jellyfish sting with urine isn’t advised. What is advised is geonomic justice.
|November 19, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Politics|
Over 15 years now, oil sand’s companies imposed their mishaps on nature yet our “protectors” imposed little in the way of fines. This report comes at an inconvenient time for supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline project.
|November 17, 2013||Posted by Staff under Activism, Environmental|
They protest around the clock on Highway 12 near Canada to block the passage of a megaload truck operating on Indian land without a permit. How to reconcile land profit vs land protection?
|November 16, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
To know better what’s happening, scientists need more detailed data, There isn’t enough publicly available geological information. Oil companies have the information but it is proprietary — as is the oil and land until we change that.
|November 16, 2013||Posted by Staff under Corruption, Environmental|
Do the math. Millions of dollars are not much to oilsters raking in billion every quarter. Most of the money they get — some of the worth of Earth — is not for them alone but for Earthlings in general, eh?
|November 15, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Cycling is so common in the Netherlands that you can be rebuked for asking people whether they are cyclists or not. “We aren’t cyclists,” comes the response, “we’re just Dutch.” Of course, cities there are compact and not comfy for cars. Make your city use land efficiently by recovering site rents. Then owners will put their land to good use, which makes cities compact and bike-friendly.
|November 12, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Health|
Chinese chose warmth now over living longer. But why must any society make such a choice? There are other heat sources, including simply insulating better. Developing nations follow the errors of the developed when they should raise the bar and follow what works right for everyone forever: geonomics.
|November 9, 2013||Posted by Staff under Economic Principles, Environmental|
The powers-that-be lead farmers astray. Industrial chemicals don’t up yield after a few years. Government subsidies don’t make land affordable. If powerful entities can’t find a safe way to make money, then take away their power. Let’s quit limiting the liability of irresponsible firms and not pay subsidies to groups but pay a land-rent dividend to all citizens.
|November 4, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
How bad can it get before government quits favoring old ways — no more subsidies for developers and manufacturers — and levels the playing field for new ways? Recover land value and pay citizens a dividend so everyone has enough security to work on their new ideas and contribute new solutions; let progress charge ahead!
|October 31, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
If state and federal requirements for oil and gas drillers are lax, we could pay the clean-up bill — as we do for oil, gas, and mining — adding insult to injury. So why do we limit the liability of those who put people and planet at risk?
|October 29, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Our normal lives are killing us sooner. We must take the politics out of techno-progress. And let’s use metro land compactly, so we can lose our addiction to cars. Ready?
|July 25, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
The Supreme Court handed down a decision in Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District makes it hard for communities to get landowners to pay for damages they may cause, a revolution in land-use law that will profoundly impact society. This 2013 excerpt is from the New York Times, June 26.
|July 24, 2013||Posted by Staff under Environmental|
Chinese protest policy of growth at all costs which has delivered the goods to millions but also contaminated them. A new judicial interpretation would impose “harsher punishments” and tighten “lax and superficial” enforcement of the country’s environmental protection laws. This 2013 excerpt is from Reuters, Jun 19.