Carbon

Reimagining Capitalism in Post Sandy America

Author: 
John Fullerton

No scientist will tell you with certainty whether doping was the reason Lance Armstrong won any particular leg of his seven Tour de France titles. You know where I’m headed with this reasoning.

Bloomberg Businessweek put it rather succinctly on this week’s cover: “It’s Global Warming, STUPID.”

Freedom

Author: 
John Fullerton

 

Forty eight years ago this Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his famous “I have a Dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial by proclaiming it, the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation.” And it was.

While the struggle for freedom has made progress since that historic gathering, it remains unfinished business.  On that day, Dr. King spoke of two types of freedom – one from “the chains of discrimination” and one from living on “a lonely island of poverty in the midst of a vast ocean of material prosperity.”  Somehow his first message has been taken to heart while his second has been forgotten. 

The Big Choice

Author: 
John Fullerton

- A $20 trillion “externality” appears to present civilization with its BIG CHOICE: economic destruction or ecological destruction, both with chilling global security implications.  Here’s why, along with a practical and more hopeful alternative to “Sophie’s Choice.”

Carbon Tracker has released an illuminating report, “Unburnable Carbon – Are the world’s financial markets carrying a carbon bubble?”[i]

Three Fathers for Father's Day

Last week, Capital Institute and Benjamin Barber’s Interdependence Movement co-convened a conversation at NYU’s Kimmel Center titled, “Ecological and Economic Interdependence: A Conversation with Bill McKibben and Graciela Chichilnisky.”  The video link will be available on our site soon. 

As I sit here on Father’s Day thinking back on the event, thoughts of three fathers come to mind.

Three Fathers for Father's Day

Author: 
John Fullerton

Last week, Capital Institute and Benjamin Barber’s Interdependence Movement co-convened a conversation at NYU’s Kimmel Center titled, “Ecological and Economic Interdependence: A Conversation with Bill McKibben and Graciela Chichilnisky.”  The video link will be available on our site soon. 

As I sit here on Father’s Day thinking back on the event, thoughts of three fathers come to mind.

They Just Quit?

 

I can’t believe they just quit.  No fight, no public debate from the government of the country that represents 5 percent of the global population yet emits 20 percent of the carbon, more than twice the per capita average of even our European counterparts of the developed world?  No prime-time TV address by the President?  No more talk of a Manhattan Project?  Just “we quit?”  Cowards.  Bought and owned.

They Just Quit?

Author: 
John Fullerton

I can’t believe they just quit.  No fight, no public debate from the government of the country that represents 5 percent of the global population yet emits 20 percent of the carbon, more than twice the per capita average of even our European counterparts of the developed world?  No prime-time TV address by the President?  No more talk of a Manhattan Project?  Just “we quit?”  Cowards.  Bought and owned.

Allan Savory Wins Prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

 

We are delighted to congratulate Capital Institute Advisory Board member Allan Savory and his team at the Savory Institute for their well deserved recognition. Savory’s work fighting desertification, building soil, biodiversity and sustainable human well-being is a story to behold.

Allan Savory Wins Prestigious Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Author: 
John Fullerton

We are delighted to congratulate Capital Institute Advisory Board member Allan Savory and his 

team at the Savory Institute for their well deserved recognition. Savory’s work fighting desertification, building soil, biodiversity and sustainable human well-being is a story to behold.

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