Mixed Greens

Where values and opportunities converge

The headline seized my attention: “Millennials are killing the oil industry.” Kate Aronoff, writing for The Nation, described a recent report by Ernst & Young (EY): “Fifty-seven percent of teens now see the fossil fuel industry as bad for society, and 62% of those aged 16 to 19 say working for oil and gas companies is unappealing,” she write

Context is everything

I’m grateful to James Barth for pointing out an unintentional ambiguity in my last column. I failed to make it clear that, like the job creation data I mentioned, the statistic I quoted on GHG reduction—“27% since 2005”—relates only to the electricity generation sector, which accounts for roughly a third of CO2 emissions in the U.S.

'To spite your face'

Like many Southerners, my mother was a connoisseur of colloquialisms. Examples from her colorful repertoire frequently pop into my mind, eloquent and uniquely apt. Last Thursday, with the not unexpected announcement that the President has decided the U.S.

Springing eternal

“Hope springs eternal in the human breast.” Search for the meaning of this phrase (from Pope’s “Essay on Man”), and you’ll find that it is mostly used sarcastically nowadays to describe a lost cause.

Peekaboo

Playing peekaboo is important to every infant’s cognitive development, specifically for developing the awareness called object permanence—the understanding that an object or person still exists even if you can’t see it.

Peekaboo

Playing peekaboo is important to every infant’s cognitive development, specifically for developing the awareness called object permanence—the understanding that an object or person still exists even if you can’t see it.

Compared to what?

Here’s a comment I hear frequently, even from supporters of renewable energy: “Solar energy can’t survive without subsidies and will never be price competitive on an even playing field.”

More than ever

In 2001 I was working as a grant writer for several arts institutions in Manhattan, including organizations that provide arts instruction for inner-city youth. When the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001, I was on a commuter train headed into the city for a meeting with one of those clients.

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