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Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco) has been at 8 events

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James Dearsley3,927Next Wednesday at 5pm BST (9am PST, 12PM EST) our second What does the data tell you? show takes place. We are privileged to have +Simply Measured Senior Marketing Manager +Kevin Shively who will be giving us an insight into this comprehensive social analytics tool.Aim: To open the hidden world of social and digital marketing analytics by sharing the best services and by reviewing interesting case studies Format: These will be Hangouts taking place every two weeks and will investigate particular platforms and case studies that demonstrate the power of the platform. The Hangout will be structured as a 30 minutes discussion including questions. However, this is flexible depending on the platform, case study, guests and questions. It will be hosted by +James Dearsley  Founder of +The Digital Marketing Bureau  who is particularly passionate about cutting edge marketing techniques and also by the methods of measurement and analysis of the entire social and digital world The aim is to make it a particularly visual Hangout so please, if you are a guest, be prepared to screen share your website or diagrams and pictures that demonstrate what it is you are describing.This is one analytical tool that we use on a daily basis and if you are interested in social analytics this will be worth watching.What does the data tell you?2014-07-09 18:00:0075 
Mia Voss27,393Click here for the direct YouTube Link:The Mia Connect featuring Anabell Hilarski, Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Mike AlltonTime for another +The Mia Connect Power Chat! This week we are featuring +Iva Ignjatovic +Dave Moore +Anabell Hilarski & +Mike Allton on the panel!Each week we cover a variety of topics including the latest in social media & the online world and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who will share their smarts with us. Oh, and we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy   . Check out this week's panel of fabulous guests: +Iva Ignjatovic   - Marketing Strategist, Business Developer, Pinterest RockStar!  http://www.pinterest.com/ivaignjatovic/+Dave Moore   - Moore Consortium - Behavioural Psychologist and Firewalk Trainer+Anabell Hilarski -  #SocialMediaGuia  Marketer, Blogger & Web Traffic expert.  THE woman to know in Panama!+Mike Allton  - +The Social Media Hat - Social Media Manager, Hootsuite Consultant, Star Wars AficionadoTopicThe Mia Connect Power Chat featuring Iva Ignjatovic, Dave Moore, Anabell Hilarski & Mike Allton2014-01-24 18:00:00178 
Chef Dennis Littley612,463Join me this Friday for Our Almost Christmas Party edition of Good Day Google+ !   We're having a Social Media Extravaganza that you won't want to miss!This week my guests will be Social Media Strategist and Marketer +Randy Hilarski   *Social Media Marketer and Strategist +Logan Lynn Roberts : Social Media Strategist, Marketer and Blogger +Anabell Hilarski  and Authority Marketer and Brand Strategist+Alexandra Riecke-Gonzales  \Join us as we chat about life, Google+ and Social MediaBring your lunch or bring a beverage just don't miss the best weekly HOA on Google+!   Sit back, relax and enjoy the show, TGIF!Friday, December 20th at 10am PST | 11am MST | 12 pm CST| 1 pm EST  Check your time zone here-->http://goo.gl/sa8CdP  Watch our show here on the event page where you can leave your comments and ask your questions live during the shows broadcast.  But if you can't watch it live don't worry you can always watch the replay on my YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/AskChefDennisSubscribe to my Blog : www.askchefdennis.comFollow me on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/AskChefDennisFollow me on Instagram:  http://instagram.com/askchefdennis#gooddaygoogleplus   #varietyshow   #gplustips   #askchefdennis Good Day Google+ - Our Almost Christmas Party Edition2013-12-20 19:00:00191 
Google.org1,362,030Some of the world's leading conservation nonprofits will participate in a #wildlifewednesday Hangout to discuss the urgent state of wildlife trafficking, their collaborations with +Google, and their ongoing efforts to use technology to stop wildlife crime.  Tune in, ask your questions, and learn how you can get involved!The Participants Will be:Lacy Caruthers: Principal on the Google.Org Team Crawford Allan: Senior Director, World Wildlife Fund/Traffic Jonathan Baillie: Conservation Director, Zoological Society of LondonDavid E. Schindel: Executive Secretary, Consortium for Barcode of Life, SmithsonianEnding Wildlife Crime: A Special Edition of #WildlifeWednesday Hangouts on Air2013-12-18 18:00:00403 
Mia Voss27,393 The  #SocialMediaPowerChat happens every Friday & we get our chat on about all things social media & online.This week we'll be dishing with +David Oldenburg of the #OnlineMoneyShow  and +Anabell Hilarski of #HighImpactMediaGroupTopics include Social Media, Tech, Marketing, Online Business and all things new online! We'll be taking your questions & shouting out your comments LIVE so join us this Friday  - don't miss it! Feel like tweeting? Use the hashtag #BatCrapCrazy  Friday, October 18th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST and 12pm ESTCan't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/Invite your friends & share this event - show the love!#BatCrapCrazy     | #GetYourLearnOn  | #SocialMediaTips  | #OnlineMarketing  Social Media Power Chat - Guests: David Oldenberg & Anabell Hilarski2013-10-18 18:00:00106 
Noah Diffenbaugh650,498HOA To Discuss New Paper About Climate Change and Extreme Weather+Martin Scherer and I have a new paper coming out about climate change and extreme weather. The paper will be published this week, and the press embargo lifts on Thursday, September 5. I will be hosting a Hangouts On Air at 4:00pm Pacific time (23:00 GMT) to discuss the results and answer questions as the embargo lifts and the paper is published.This is a continuation of my experiment with having an open discussion with anyone who is interested (and not just media) right as the paper is released - I hope that you can join!#climatechange   #globalwarming   #extremeweather   #science   #sciencecommunication   #hoa   #hangoutsonair   #noahclimatehangouts  HOA To Discuss New Paper About Climate Change and Extreme Weather2013-09-06 01:00:0037 
msnbc2,063,743Join +msnbc's +All In with Chris Hayes and some big thinkers on climate change for a Hangout On Air Thursday, August 15th at 1 p.m. ET.Chris and his guests--including +Kate Sheppard of +The Huffington Post, Andy Revkin of +The New York Times, Joe Romm of the +Center for American Progress, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins of Green For All, and May Boeve of +350.org--will delve into solutions for cooling a warming world.We'll also preview Chris' new documentary on the topic, “The Politics of Power,” which premieres on Friday, August 16th at 8 p.m. ET.Join the conversation: #PoliticsOfPower   msnbc Hangout On Air: The Politics of Climate Change2013-08-15 19:00:00255 
Noah Diffenbaugh650,498My co-author and I have a new paper coming out this week. The paper is currently under embargo.  I would like to host a Hangouts On Air at 11:00am Pacific time (18:00 GMT) this Thursday (August 1, 2013) to discuss the paper as soon as the embargo is lifted. This is a bit of an experiment with having an open discussion with anyone who is interested (and not just media) right as the paper is released - I hope that you can join! #climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication   #hangoutsonair   #noahclimatehangouts  Hangouts On Air to Discuss New Climate Paper2013-08-01 20:00:0049 

Alex Diaz (alexdiazeco) has been shared in 81 public circles

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Laura B Williams864I just posted this circle to My Circles when I meant to post it publicly...ooops.This is a circle full of some of the most talented writers on Google+. I am sharing this with you because I like to share awesomeness. If you  are a writer and I do not have you in this circle please let me know in the comments and I will add you! 2014-07-12 13:09:58344302
Jan Koncewicz2,304Attention:  New Circle to Share!2014-07-02 18:37:54499303
Laurian Gabriel687Shared Forex Traders Circle #2Mark "Include yourself in shared circle" and share it forward!Ice.2014-02-23 10:50:52169000
Jack C Crawford83,338Here's a modest 300 person circle for those that are new and want to get a jumpstart here on Google+  AND, I did add myself, because I wear Google Glass and the circle looks cooler with it.  lolRequested by my good friend and circle member +Islegrooves Sherrie 2014-01-17 23:40:32300442443
Noa Noa Design Solutions1,816This Is A Shared Circle Filled With Wonderful People!Thank you to all our followers for the support, and let's make of this yea a great one!...-- -- -- -- #followers   #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #publiccircle   #curatedcircle   #followfriday   #thankyou  2014-01-04 23:00:5428641111
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my High Content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet, and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters  #Activism  #Agriculture  #Analysis  #Art  #Artist #Bicycle  #Biodiesel  #Biofuel  #Biogas  #Biomass  #Business #BusinessDevelopment  #Change  #Christian #CivilDisobedience  #CivilLiberties  #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange  #Coaching  #Cogeneration  #Collaborate #Collaboration  #Communications  #Consulting  #Cooperative #Creative  #Creativity  #CRM  #Crowdfunding  2014-01-01 20:54:42500191628
Christy Sandhoff25,496HNY 2014 Jason Hurtado Daniels==============Jason Hurtado Daniels originally shared: High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM 2014-01-01 20:09:414975412
Jason Hurtado Daniels29,824High Content Circle at 30,000I am sharing the New Year’s edition of my high content circle as my community tops the 30,000 mark. This is my most carefully curated circle yet and includes some of the most interesting people who have joined my G+ community over the past two and a half years. This group of artists, business leaders, educators, engineers, futurists, programmers, and scientists represents the kind of collaborative core we'll need to solve the problems of this century.Not everyone could make in. This circle contains proven friends and new acquaintances.  There are representatives of every continent and dozens of professions. Those who know me are aware that I do not ask for conformity, just civility and good will.Thank you for being a part of this community. Welcome to my world, our world. Make yourself at home and... Enjoy!Blessings,JasonTopics#3DPrinters #Activism #Agriculture #Analysis #Art #Artist #Bicycle #Biodiesel #Biofuel #Biogas #Biomass #Business #BusinessDevelopment #Change #Christian #CivilDisobedience #CivilLiberties #CleanTechnology #ClimateChange #Coaching #Cogeneration #Collaborate #Collaboration #Communications #Consulting #Cooperative #Creative #Creativity #CRM #Crowdfu2014-01-01 18:56:4250016519
John Tarantino8,540The jTizzle engager's circle:These are real engagers of mine that I am thanking by sharing this amazing circle. To make sure you are in the next round, engage with me! Once the circle is full I will re-start from scratch, so make sure you in.#jtizzle  #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlequeen2013-10-12 16:53:25467251623
AyJay Schibig30,988ECLECTIC CIRCLE 10.7.13Welcome to  the latest edition of my  Eclectic Circle of Active G Plussers!  Please Add and Share.  See  all of my Curated Circles on my Circle Sharing Page  +Circle Energy  and also my Circle Sharing and More Community https://plus.google.com/communities/110688741176520942310#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles     #sharedpublicircles     #circle #circles   #circlemeup     #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2013-10-08 05:45:26435525466
John Tarantino7,658The jTizzle engager's circle:These are real engagers of mine that I am thanking by sharing this amazing circle. Just follow the instructions to be in next weeks Circle. To make sure you are in the next round, engage with me! Once the circle is full I will re-start from scratch, so make sure you in.#jtizzle  #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlequeen2013-09-29 11:36:27388341632
Alessandro Folghera12,404 Happy Tuesday #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest)      (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing)3 - Include the circle among your circles4 - Share the circle (include yourself)If you come accross Google error messages, incorporating my circles, please provide me the error, I'm classifying these errors. Special thanks to my #topengagers and friends:+Daniela Calabrò +Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh +Jeniffer Naitore Have a wonderful week increasing your #popularity #tuesdaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    2013-09-10 06:13:493724820
John Tarantino5,558The jTizzle engager's circleThese are real engagers of mine from the last week and I am thanking them by sharing this amazing circle. Just follow the instructions to be in next weeks Circle. ➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:1) Plus the original post and add these awesome engagers2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!Optional but appreciated:4) Re-Share or Comment on something that interests you in my stream.#jtizzle  #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circlequeen2013-09-01 11:58:4834212415
Alessandro Folghera11,691appy Sunday #weekend #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Have a wonderful weekend increasing your #popularity #sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #afo   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles     #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles    #circleshare    2013-09-01 06:32:215016312
AyJay Schibig26,629ECLECTIC CIRCLE 8.26.13Welcome to  the latest edition of my  Eclectic Circle of Active G Plussers!  Please Add and Share.  Find more Circles on my Blog Pagehttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlFind even more Circles at the Share Your Circles Communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/111717900880304204954#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-26 19:21:51425412347
Alessandro Folghera11,248Happy Sunday #weekend #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Special thanks to my #friends:+Santelia Emilia +Doroteya Delcheva +Daniela Calabrò +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Rome Heels Have a wonderful weekend increasing your #popularity #sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday   #afo   #folghera         #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     2013-08-25 09:22:315019512
John Tarantino3,624These are my recent engagers from the last week and I would like to thank them by sharing this public circle. Just follow the instructions to be in next weeks JTizzle Circle. ➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:1) Plus the original post and add these awesome engagers2) Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)3) Comment on the original post when complete!Optional but appreciated:4) Re-Share or Comment on something that interests you in my stream.Special thanks to +Christine DeGraff, +Scott Buehler, +Cesare Riccardo  +Daniel Mihai Popescu, +Marlo Angelo Tito, +Richard Green#circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #followfriday #ff #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #circleshare #sharedcircles #ffcircle #sharedcircle     #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare #jtizzle  2013-08-11 17:40:39206221520
Alessandro Folghera9,990Happy Sunday #weekend #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Special thanks to my #topengagers and friends:+Santelia Emilia +Doroteya Delcheva +Daniela Calabrò +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Rome Heels +Katherine Vucicevic Have a wonderful weekend increasing your #popularity #sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle #trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme     2013-08-11 05:20:115017315
Alessandro Folghera9,161Happy Sunday #weekend #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Special thanks to my #topengagers and friends:Websketching Web Design +Websketching Web Design Art Moreew.com +Art Moreeuw.com Paolo Vitello +PAOLO VITELLO Have a wonderful weekend increasing your #popularity #sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust#betrustable #trustinme   #ripplescircle  #rippleme2013-08-04 05:33:095009515
AyJay Schibig23,359ECLECTIC CIRCLE 7.30.13Welcome to  the latest edition of my  Eclectic Circle of  Active G Plussers!  Please Add and Share.  Also see  my other curated Circles athttp://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #ayjayscircles  2013-07-31 00:24:53398958
Alessandro Folghera7,913Happy Sunday #weekend #SharedCircle of #topengagers  To be included in my weekly share, just:1 - do +1 t the post2 - comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Special thanks to my #topengagers and friends:Christine DeGraff +Christine DeGraff  Emilia Santelia +Santelia Emilia Kimberly Reynolds +Kimberly Reynolds Have a wonderful weekend increasing your #popularity #sundaysharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday   #myseoissocial   #besocial   #socializethesocial  #trust#betrustable #trustinme   #ripplescircle  #rippleme2013-07-28 06:42:105008419
Jack C Crawford67,189So you all might remember the Angels circle, right?This one has 440 cool guys (caveat emptor ... my preferences may differ from yours ... I like all of these gentlemen).So here's to the men!G+{I added myself just because ...}2013-07-10 20:10:59441913783
Rome Heels2,028#TopEngagers   #googleplususers   #sharedcircle  Would you like to be a bit more popular? Share this wonderful circle ... it's simple! My #friends  are there. Kisses Rome2013-07-03 05:04:2043510212
AyJay Schibig20,831ECLECTIC CIRCLE 7.1.13Feel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  Active G Plussers!  All have posted in the past 60 days.Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #ayjayscircles  2013-07-01 23:57:1535281112
Gideon Rosenblatt28,713Gideon Rosenblatt's Top 100These are the folks Google tells me are my most relevant people (slightly modified to remove people who are relevant, but not active here on Google+).Looking through this list, I can tell you that these are great people full of interesting ideas and engagement. I'm not in the circle here, so I can objectively say that this group is a worthy addition to your circles. Enjoy this group of people - I know I do. They enrich my experience here. Without them, I probably wouldn't still be here today. P.S. - If you got a notification, that means you're in the circle. 2013-06-11 20:53:39100662467
Thumb up your Followers ►3,651Share, Share and Share....0_0When a woman ceases to blush, she loses the most powerful charm of her Beauty.Find out the people of your interest by staying in touch with us.If you want to get ravenous number of followers and want to be included in tomorrow's Circle.Just follow these steps and enrich yourself.1 - Add us into your Circle.2 - Share this circle Publicly.3 - Don,t Forget to leave a comment under the Post.If you receive the notification, you are included in this circle. #Love     #Peace    #thumbupyourfollowers    #Happiness  2013-06-06 06:14:59499585369
AyJay Schibig19,119ECLECTIC CIRCLE 6.5.13Feel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  Active G Plussers! Also see  my other curated Circles at http://ayjay.blogspot.com/2013/05/my-google-plus-circles.htmlShared with:#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-06-05 23:40:26354518
Thumb up your Followers ►3,540a Revolution in CirclesKeep Smiling because is is contagious....0_oShare the Love, Peace and Happiness to Everybody.Find out the people of your interest by staying in touch with us.If you want to get ravenous number of followers and want to be included intomorrow's Circle.Just follow these steps and enrich yourself.1 - Add us into your Circle.2 - Share this circle Publicly.3 - Don,t Forget to leave a comment under the Post.If you receive the notification, you are included in this circle.2013-06-03 04:13:55468544861
Thumb up your Followers ►3,474a Revolution in CirclesFollow your Heart but take your brain with youShare the Love, Peace and Happiness to Everybody.Find out the people of your interest by staying in touch with us.If you want to get ravenous number of followers and want to be included in tomorrow's Circle.Just follow these steps and enrich yourself.1 - Add us into your Circle.2 - Share this circle Publicly.3 - Don,t Forget to leave a comment under the Post.If you receive the notification, you are included in this circle.2013-06-01 11:53:30433563460
Thumb up your Followers ►3,416a Revolution in CirclesFollow your Heart but take your brain with youShare the Love, Peace and Happiness to Everybody.Find out the people of your interest by staying in touch with us.If you want to get ravenous number of followers and want to be included in tomorrow's Circle.Just follow these steps and enrich yourself.1 - Add us into your Circle.2 - Share this circle Publicly.3 - Don,t Forget to leave a comment under the Post.If you receive the notification, you are included in this circle.2013-05-30 15:31:10378524877
Richi Jennings41,055Sunday Circle Share of Awesome... :: [yeah, I know it's not Sunday] ::Hello to all the new Plussers I met last week (plus a few I reconnected with).Mainly, these folks are engagers, not passive consumers, so do add them if you're looking for interesting conversations here on G+.Also, feel free to share this with your circles. Spread the love! (Or not, as you wish.)For the previous circle: plus.google.com/u/0/117220625678034723010/posts/bBs6hTf8t6T2013-05-27 12:57:3919420518
Gideon Rosenblatt28,212Good Business Community SupportersThis circle is made up of people who have been critical to the continued success of the Good Business community here on Google+. They've shared good content that matches the community's focus on "business as a force for good in the world" and, perhaps more importantly, they've engaged nicely and been supportive of other people's posts in the community. Here's to all of you. Thanks for your great work - and here's also a shoutout to fellow moderator +Adam Johnson!Here's the community - come join us if this sounds like your thing:https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/1106547936512485040392013-05-25 16:19:155618432
Rome Heels930Best #googleengagers   from my #sharedcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  +1 and share it !If you want to belong to this Google Shared Circle of TOP Engagers, just comment below this post and share it. Share my #fashionsharedcircle  2013-05-23 20:04:18437687
Jack C Crawford62,698I haven't shared this circle in quite a while ... 136 Awesome GentlemenHere are guys who reside in my inner circle.  Given that I have about 2,000 guys in my circles, this is special, but in now way diminishes any dudes I may have left out.These are the men who interact with me regularly and nourish my soul.Thanks guys!2013-05-04 04:25:26136522168
Jack C Crawford60,726I'd like to share a special circle with you.  These folks are amazing most of the time.  When they are not, you must be patient.  They will be amazing very soon thereafter.Enjoy!(disclaimer: I added myself because I really like this group)2013-04-16 03:30:36501572755
Ben Fisher8,400A great circle of well know #writers   that constantly contribute awesome #content  , share this circle with your friends if you think they would like to get to know some writers.2013-02-17 21:39:33104315
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410437
Jason Hurtado Daniels12,888Shared CircleSustainability and Clean TechnologyThis is the first installment of a community I am growing. Please let me know if you want to be included. Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomass #biomedical #energy #environment #ethanol #gardening #food #geothermal #green #innovation #international #internet #Linux #methane #opensource #organic #renewable #science #software #solar #startup #strategy #sustainability #technology #wave #web #wind #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circlesharing #publiccircle  2013-01-16 01:47:255005711
K.W. McCabe7,678This is an awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. Add this circle, add yourself to it and share if you want to be included :-2013-01-14 03:47:46394164
Robert Hughey2,382This is the Thought Leaders Shared Circle.It is public and you're welcome to view and then add these people to your own Circles. Why would you do so?  Well, here you have a group of people who make up an excellent representation of not just Google+ - but of the 'Net itself.This Shared Circle and these people people, myself included, have a firm voice in their writing, keep daily or at least weekly blogs, and though I have not checked every single person as of right now, I would expect the #Klout  score of each member would not be below 50.Please add the Thought Leaders Shared Circle. 2013-01-06 14:46:4710314111
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,903High Content ~ Top Engagers and Thought LeadersThis circle contains some of my favorite people from 2012. They share valuable information and thought-provoking points of view. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #sha2013-01-05 18:59:3810011918
Jason Hurtado Daniels11,529Jason Hurtado DanielsShared a circle with you:High Content ~ 2012 YearbookThis circle has been scrubbed to focus on content-oriented people from my circles. This is a great circle to follow to stay updated on science, technology, computing, news, business, and social trends.Frequent sharers about: #biology #biomedical #blog #business #code #collaboration #Constitution #democracy #development #economics #education #entrepreneurship #environment #freedom #humor #innovation #international #internet #Linux #marketing #network #online #opensource #philosophy #physics #photography #politics #psychology #religion #science #smallbusiness #social #socialjustice #software #startup #strategy #sustainability #team #technology #web #wireless#circleshare #sharedcircles #shar2013-01-02 07:46:0310010316
Jason Hurtado Daniels9,760Newbie CircleAt the request of a new-found G+ friend, +Kathryn Brewer, I culled through nearly 10,000 followers to find almost 200 people with a breadth of backgrounds and a common core of human decency. Download this group and your world will open up.I know some of these folks better than others, but I will guarantee that they are "mostly harmless." I try to connect people from around the world and across the curriculum. Topics include #science   #photography   #economics   #politics   #art   #music   #entrpreneurship   #sustainability   #OpenSource   #software   #organic  Welcome to my world, welcome to our world!If you like my mix, share it with a friend!Jason 2012-12-11 21:23:381849210
K.W. McCabe5,721This is a circle of awesome writers. If you would like to be added to this circle of writers - comment or +1 and I'll add you. Then make sure to add the circle, add yourself to the circle and share forward to get more follows by other writers :-)Get followers by:1.) Following people.2.) Getting in circle shares.Then share this circle and you will be in it.It's that simple.2012-12-04 13:54:03358404
Dave Tozier0Jack C Crawford originally shared this post:550 people .... they can't all fit in one circle, but they are all just as much fun.Hope you enjoy these two circles this evening!2012-11-23 01:53:06500204
Dave Tozier0Randy Hilarski originally shared this post:These people simply have shared me in circles in the past year. Every one in this circle is an active GPlusser. People in this circle would like to be circled by more people. I would like to see this circle grow to 500 people by Christmas. Please share circle to be included. Plus 1 does not count for inclusion. To find out who has shared you check out2012-11-22 22:42:39156415
Randy Hilarski13,086These people simply have shared me in circles in the past year. Every one in this circle is an active GPlusser. People in this circle would like to be circled by more people. I would like to see this circle grow to 500 people by Christmas. Please share circle to be included. Plus 1 does not count for inclusion. To find out who has shared you check out +CircleCount    #CircleShareFriday   #circleshare               #sharedcircles               #ffcircle           #followfriday           #ff       #sharedcircle             #sharedcircles               #sharedpubliccircles         #circleshare               #circlesharing             #fullcircleshare 2012-11-21 15:31:11156141114
Randy Hilarski11,639No hype just the facts, these people simply have shared me in circles in the past year. Every one in this circle is an active GPlusser. People in this circle would like to be circled by more people. I would like to see this circle grow to 500 people by Christmas. Please share circle to be included. Plus 1 does not count for inclusion. As +Dirk Talamasca says the rules are the rules. To find out who has shared you check out +CircleCount    #CircleShareFriday   #circleshare               #sharedcircles               #ffcircle           #followfriday           #ff       #sharedcircle             #sharedcircles               #sharedpubliccircles         #circleshare               #circlesharing             #fullcircleshare 2012-11-14 23:17:44144171818
Randy Hilarski11,039Thank you for helping this circle grow! I will be sharing it every other day now through December. All you have to do is share the circle to be added.To find out who is sharing you in circles check out +CircleCount   #CircleShareFriday   #circleshare               #sharedcircles               #ffcircle           #followfriday           #ff       #sharedcircle             #sharedcircles               #sharedpubliccircles         #circleshare               #circlesharing             #fullcircleshare 2012-11-12 14:06:40129171015
Randy Hilarski10,576Here we go again! The Circle grew by 18 people the last share. The Goal is 500 people in the circle by Christmas.My Sharing is Caring circle continues to grow. If you would like to be part of this circle all you have to do is share it. To find out who is sharing you in circles check out +CircleCount  #CircleShareFriday   #circleshare               #sharedcircles               #ffcircle           #followfriday           #ff       #sharedcircle             #sharedcircles               #sharedpubliccircles         #circleshare               #circlesharing             #fullcircleshare 2012-11-09 11:56:53112262619

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2014-01-24 13:12:24 (247 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Climate Reality

I must say, Al Gore and his team continue to do a heck of a job lifting awareness in ever more creative ways. Here they are with the Cost of Carbon initiative, which includes this important appeal for all us to throw our names in the ring. I just did, and suggest you do, as well:

http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/s/people-vs-carbon?utm_source=PvCEmail3&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PeopleVsCarbon&source=email

When you can, and if you haven't lately, take a look (or another) at the +Climate Reality website. Scroll down through the initiatives and videos. Really, really awesome stuff. Should get far more play, in fact. Maybe the world has a case of Gore fatigue and equally awesome folks like +Bill McKibben are now more in vogue. Perhaps. But that takes absolutely nothing away from Gore's continuing contributions and hisf... more »

Most reshares: 5

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2014-07-17 21:37:02 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s) 

It's all in how you frame it

I absolutely love the trend to consider climate change a risk-management issue far more than a threat debate. The latter, as this article finely states, throws you inevitably into a denial clash. The former is unavoidable even to deniers, since even they -- everyone, in fact -- insure against potential risks in their daily lives. Climate just happens to be the biggest risk of all.

#climatechange   #climate   #globalwarming   #sustainability  

Most plusones: 20

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2014-01-24 13:12:24 (247 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Climate Reality

I must say, Al Gore and his team continue to do a heck of a job lifting awareness in ever more creative ways. Here they are with the Cost of Carbon initiative, which includes this important appeal for all us to throw our names in the ring. I just did, and suggest you do, as well:

http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/s/people-vs-carbon?utm_source=PvCEmail3&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PeopleVsCarbon&source=email

When you can, and if you haven't lately, take a look (or another) at the +Climate Reality website. Scroll down through the initiatives and videos. Really, really awesome stuff. Should get far more play, in fact. Maybe the world has a case of Gore fatigue and equally awesome folks like +Bill McKibben are now more in vogue. Perhaps. But that takes absolutely nothing away from Gore's continuing contributions and hisf... more »

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2014-07-30 14:51:47 (67 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

The new language of climate trap doors

This fantastic +Los Angeles Times op-ed goes hand-in-hand with this piece from +Think Progress (Climate Progress), shared by +Andrea Learned http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3464918/climate-economy-white-house-report/

The message in both stories is clear: the world is already paying a steep carbon "tax" across a wide range of costs associated with climate change, and the longer we wait to counter these costs, the higher they'll go.

The word from the White House in the Climate Progress piece, joining the growing choir now led by the business leaders of Risky Business http://riskybusiness.org/ is that no matter what you think of climate change, the ONLY smart thing to do is insure against it by implementing wise government and corporate policies.

What we're witnessing here, friends, isthe... more »

The new language of climate trap doors

This fantastic +Los Angeles Times op-ed goes hand-in-hand with this piece from +Think Progress (Climate Progress), shared by +Andrea Learned http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/07/29/3464918/climate-economy-white-house-report/

The message in both stories is clear: the world is already paying a steep carbon "tax" across a wide range of costs associated with climate change, and the longer we wait to counter these costs, the higher they'll go.

The word from the White House in the Climate Progress piece, joining the growing choir now led by the business leaders of Risky Business http://riskybusiness.org/ is that no matter what you think of climate change, the ONLY smart thing to do is insure against it by implementing wise government and corporate policies.

What we're witnessing here, friends, is the rapid mainstreaming of a brave new climate language to be used in communication and persuasion, one that obviously appeals to climate hawks like me, but that also SHOULD resonate with deniers and skeptics.

Because time is running precious short, and EVERYONE must start getting on board right about now.

#carbon   #climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2014-07-23 18:58:59 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

With these numbers, we can change the world

Here we go again. This poll points out a recurring theme in this G+ page. It, and most polls like it, indicates that Americans lag way behind other countries in climate views and convictions, and pollsters and pundits react with predictable alarm

But may I point out (again) a couple of angles that, far from alarm, should bring us great reassurance.

First, this means that most of the world's population is headed in the right direction or is already there! Let's not be so U.S-centric when we look at these polls. Americans may represent about a fifth of all emissions, but are less than 5% of the world's population.

Second, as the article says: "When asked if we are headed for environmental disaster unless we change our habits quickly, just 57 percent of Americans said yes, while 91 percent of Chinese... more »

With these numbers, we can change the world

Here we go again. This poll points out a recurring theme in this G+ page. It, and most polls like it, indicates that Americans lag way behind other countries in climate views and convictions, and pollsters and pundits react with predictable alarm

But may I point out (again) a couple of angles that, far from alarm, should bring us great reassurance.

First, this means that most of the world's population is headed in the right direction or is already there! Let's not be so U.S-centric when we look at these polls. Americans may represent about a fifth of all emissions, but are less than 5% of the world's population.

Second, as the article says: "When asked if we are headed for environmental disaster unless we change our habits quickly, just 57 percent of Americans said yes, while 91 percent of Chinese said yes."

"Just 57% of Americans"? "Just"?!! You know how long we waited for that number to break 50%? And the fact that it's 91% in China, the other huge emitter and recalcitrant country in UN talks, is fantastic news.

Note that this question, more than any other, is THE question when it comes to the Holy Grail of achieving an urgent change in climate behavior -- to believe we're headed for climate disaster unless we change our habits quickly. That is heavily loaded in our favor, in the planet's favor.

And this means, in turn, that we can count on 57% of Americans, a solid majority -- and freaking 91% of Chinese! -- to move the rest. Historically, all it has taken for social movements to trigger a massive tipping point is a committed minority of 10%-20%. Today, for climate, there can be no doubt we're there.

So with believers now a majority, all we need to do is ACTIVATE the committed minority into bold, confident action from coast to coast and continent to continent, and I have zero doubt we will change the world.

In America, that is the significance of President Obama's recent conversion to climate evangelist. How much will the full weight of the White House embolden that minority?

The early signs are good. But the main battle is your house, not the White House. It's the local level, the community, the neighborhood, the workplace. That's where it's at. And that's where much more needs to be done than is being done.

That front is up to us. You in? Let's go. And if you need some direction, take a look at this post:

Time for an entirely new direction
https://plus.google.com/u/0/118018939924152190745/posts/j89KoMRdhpY

#climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2014-07-23 12:22:11 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Writers unleashed

Fantastic story by +Grist on a new way to fund the work of independent writers and journalists. Check out #Beacon  and pitch in, particularly the work of #climatechange  writers. As you can see, it doesn't take much, but the impact can be HUGE.

Writers unleashed

Fantastic story by +Grist on a new way to fund the work of independent writers and journalists. Check out #Beacon  and pitch in, particularly the work of #climatechange  writers. As you can see, it doesn't take much, but the impact can be HUGE.___

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2014-07-22 12:06:20 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

What are we waiting for?

This really is quite a country. This story has now been out for about a month. It has been shared extensively on social media. In Florida, it and the National Climate Assessment behind it have stirred up a bit of political controversy.

But across the rest of the country? About the rest of the Assessment? Have you read or heard any mainstream media report on it? Politicians debate it? Celebrities calling the government out on it?

Have you actually read it? Because it's not just about South Florida going scuba diving this century, or even where I live in Puerto Rico. It's about the entire country being dragged down. Of course, none of this is new. Other equally damning reports have preceded this one.

But that's precisely the thing. The continuing absence of urgency. The willingness of most believers -- of most Americans!... more »

What are we waiting for?

This really is quite a country. This story has now been out for about a month. It has been shared extensively on social media. In Florida, it and the National Climate Assessment behind it have stirred up a bit of political controversy.

But across the rest of the country? About the rest of the Assessment? Have you read or heard any mainstream media report on it? Politicians debate it? Celebrities calling the government out on it?

Have you actually read it? Because it's not just about South Florida going scuba diving this century, or even where I live in Puerto Rico. It's about the entire country being dragged down. Of course, none of this is new. Other equally damning reports have preceded this one.

But that's precisely the thing. The continuing absence of urgency. The willingness of most believers -- of most Americans! -- to be hollered into silence by a few.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2014-07-17 21:46:57 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Great checklist

Run it by your city and see how you're doing...

Great checklist

Run it by your city and see how you're doing...___

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2014-07-17 21:37:02 (7 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s) 

It's all in how you frame it

I absolutely love the trend to consider climate change a risk-management issue far more than a threat debate. The latter, as this article finely states, throws you inevitably into a denial clash. The former is unavoidable even to deniers, since even they -- everyone, in fact -- insure against potential risks in their daily lives. Climate just happens to be the biggest risk of all.

#climatechange   #climate   #globalwarming   #sustainability  

It's all in how you frame it

I absolutely love the trend to consider climate change a risk-management issue far more than a threat debate. The latter, as this article finely states, throws you inevitably into a denial clash. The former is unavoidable even to deniers, since even they -- everyone, in fact -- insure against potential risks in their daily lives. Climate just happens to be the biggest risk of all.

#climatechange   #climate   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2014-07-14 12:27:32 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Mainstreaming

As awareness and concern over the likely consequences of climate change gains ground, the country's mainstream leaders are stepping up.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability   #carbon  

Mainstreaming

As awareness and concern over the likely consequences of climate change gains ground, the country's mainstream leaders are stepping up.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability   #carbon  ___

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2014-07-06 17:19:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Yes, but which hope are we talking about?

The one that says we're still on time to save the planet, or the one that says we're only on time to EXTEND its life and manage the collapse?

This +Grist article presents evidence that to motivate activists, you need the first kind. And that would appear to make sense. Perhaps sensing that, Al Gore went all out for hope in a recent +Rolling Stone story that has made the rounds in social media. Grist summarized it here http://grist.org/climate-energy/al-gore-thinks-theres-hope-for-humanity-after-all/

The case is shaky for the still-time-to-save-this-thing hope, and looks stronger for the extend-the-life variety. Still, no one can question the evidence on how to motivate activists and recruit new ones. As the article says, "attempts to get people to do something — anything — around climate change “shouldbe accomp... more »

Yes, but which hope are we talking about?

The one that says we're still on time to save the planet, or the one that says we're only on time to EXTEND its life and manage the collapse?

This +Grist article presents evidence that to motivate activists, you need the first kind. And that would appear to make sense. Perhaps sensing that, Al Gore went all out for hope in a recent +Rolling Stone story that has made the rounds in social media. Grist summarized it here http://grist.org/climate-energy/al-gore-thinks-theres-hope-for-humanity-after-all/

The case is shaky for the still-time-to-save-this-thing hope, and looks stronger for the extend-the-life variety. Still, no one can question the evidence on how to motivate activists and recruit new ones. As the article says, "attempts to get people to do something — anything — around climate change “should be accompanied – and perhaps even preceded — by messages on effective actions individuals can take” — as well as a strong dose of optimism around the “effectiveness and feasibility” of activism itself."

The bottom line is this: regardless of which side is right, both hopes are part of our reality and our activism. Both must motivate us, if we're to have any hope at all.

#greenhope   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming   #algore  ___

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2014-07-06 15:47:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Cooperative = Circular

This is a combination that is certainly worth discussing in this G+ Community. To what extent is the circular economy also a cooperative economy? Surely the sharing part. That's core cooperative. But other circularities as well. Here's another article that sheds additional light.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/circular-economys-trillion-dollar-opportunity/

#circulareconomy   #sustainability   #climatechange   #carbon  

Cooperative = Circular

This is a combination that is certainly worth discussing in this G+ Community. To what extent is the circular economy also a cooperative economy? Surely the sharing part. That's core cooperative. But other circularities as well. Here's another article that sheds additional light.

http://www.eco-business.com/news/circular-economys-trillion-dollar-opportunity/

#circulareconomy   #sustainability   #climatechange   #carbon  ___

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2014-07-04 16:59:45 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

A peek into the future

So where does your city rank? This is huge. A large offering of green buildings has become an indispensable advantage for a city that wants to attract business relocations and start-ups. Truly a new frontier in country competitiveness.

#sustainability   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #greenbuildings   #LEED  

A peek into the future

So where does your city rank? This is huge. A large offering of green buildings has become an indispensable advantage for a city that wants to attract business relocations and start-ups. Truly a new frontier in country competitiveness.

#sustainability   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #greenbuildings   #LEED  ___

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2014-07-04 16:45:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Burying Milton Friedman once and for all

Here's a big dose of green hope -- for millennials to so prioritize social and environmental value when making investment decisions.

Check out this beautiful exposé by a beautiful (and very wealthy) soul.

#sustainability   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #socialinvesting  

Burying Milton Friedman once and for all

Here's a big dose of green hope -- for millennials to so prioritize social and environmental value when making investment decisions.

Check out this beautiful exposé by a beautiful (and very wealthy) soul.

#sustainability   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #socialinvesting  ___

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2014-06-28 13:15:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

More than UK, France and Canada...combined!

Listen to famed former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa in this recent speech on the coming growth of cities in the U.S. and reach your own conclusions about what we should do about this. All the focus on urban growth of late has been on China and emerging markets, but riding under the radar has been this.

The question is how we will make this sustainable? How to grow like this, everywhere on Earth, and ensure that life on Earth can continue at a reasonably prosperous level? Or should we redefine entirely what prosperity is?

#sustainability   #urbanism   #newurbanism   #climatechange  

More than UK, France and Canada...combined!

Listen to famed former Bogota mayor Enrique Peñalosa in this recent speech on the coming growth of cities in the U.S. and reach your own conclusions about what we should do about this. All the focus on urban growth of late has been on China and emerging markets, but riding under the radar has been this.

The question is how we will make this sustainable? How to grow like this, everywhere on Earth, and ensure that life on Earth can continue at a reasonably prosperous level? Or should we redefine entirely what prosperity is?

#sustainability   #urbanism   #newurbanism   #climatechange  ___

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2014-05-25 22:36:19 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

The religious edge

Revealing column on why it's so tough for most people to strike the proper balance between the spiritual and the rational, between climate science and faith. For the minority who deny either the science, the faith, or both, there is no conflict whatsoever. But for that vast majority who believe in both, that balance is a challenge.

Check out this story and see where you come down on the issue.

Thanks to +Andrew Revkin for the thoughtful post.





The religious edge

Revealing column on why it's so tough for most people to strike the proper balance between the spiritual and the rational, between climate science and faith. For the minority who deny either the science, the faith, or both, there is no conflict whatsoever. But for that vast majority who believe in both, that balance is a challenge.

Check out this story and see where you come down on the issue.

Thanks to +Andrew Revkin for the thoughtful post.



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2014-05-25 22:18:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Long haul ahead. Longer than most care to admit.

If Dems can't or won't stand up...

Yup. You got it.

Long haul ahead. Longer than most care to admit.

If Dems can't or won't stand up...

Yup. You got it.___

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2014-05-17 13:11:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Focus on the source

Well, THE source is God. But this post refers to a more earthly dimension.

Applied to sustainability and the imperative of changing climate behavior, this amazing graphic tells us where we must focus.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  

Use what you've got and #BeTheAwesome  you want to see in the world.___Focus on the source

Well, THE source is God. But this post refers to a more earthly dimension.

Applied to sustainability and the imperative of changing climate behavior, this amazing graphic tells us where we must focus.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  

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2014-05-13 12:45:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s) 

John Oliver: my new hero

As a journalist, I couldn't agree more with him and with +C.J. Shane So much of the problem we face in achieving greater adoption of climate solutions stems from this misperception of the facts as a result of the media's misperception of what it means to be fair. And this is a fantastic way of clearing that up.

This video is funny. But it points out a very serious problem. Too many media people seem to think that "balanced" reporting means that the debate about climate change is represented as 50% vs. 50%, i.e. "both sides." In reality "both sides" means 97.1% vs. 2.9%. Let's not forget that as we laugh.___John Oliver: my new hero

As a journalist, I couldn't agree more with him and with +C.J. Shane So much of the problem we face in achieving greater adoption of climate solutions stems from this misperception of the facts as a result of the media's misperception of what it means to be fair. And this is a fantastic way of clearing that up.

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2014-05-12 04:52:09 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Useful info

More than useful, actually. This is vital climate education.

Useful info

More than useful, actually. This is vital climate education.___

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2014-05-03 19:09:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

So many ways to skin this map

So much open, uninhabited space, and we can say the same thing when looking at every other large country, as well.

The comments following the +Bloomberg News story in the link below are interesting. Check them out. Some say drill, baby, drill. Others say go West, young man. Still others say stay home and leave my hiking spaces alone!

What I'm looking at is all the white space, though -- where the people ARE living. And I think of the fact that in emerging markets, the move to urban areas has accelerated wildly, creating far more open green spaces on their maps. And I'm thinking, as well, that those areas may not be populated, but they are hyperexploited to satiate the consumer habits of those who live in the populated zones.

And in that sense, the map makes us all too aware of the extent to which most of us living in white have... more »

Where ISN'T everybody? Many of the green areas on this #map , census blocks with zero official #population , are State and National  #Parks . One more reason to preserve, protect, and enjoy them.___So many ways to skin this map

So much open, uninhabited space, and we can say the same thing when looking at every other large country, as well.

The comments following the +Bloomberg News story in the link below are interesting. Check them out. Some say drill, baby, drill. Others say go West, young man. Still others say stay home and leave my hiking spaces alone!

What I'm looking at is all the white space, though -- where the people ARE living. And I think of the fact that in emerging markets, the move to urban areas has accelerated wildly, creating far more open green spaces on their maps. And I'm thinking, as well, that those areas may not be populated, but they are hyperexploited to satiate the consumer habits of those who live in the populated zones.

And in that sense, the map makes us all too aware of the extent to which most of us living in white have disconnected with the green. It is a disconnect with profound consequences, as it is one of the forces behind the inexorable depletion of those green resources we know little about -- in part because we know so little about them.

All in all, an absolute great share by +Kevin Fisher

#climate   #climatechange   #population   #nature  

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2014-05-03 17:00:54 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

So how's your city doing?

I know mine isn't even close! And I'd love it to be on this list. Not just to make a "list", but to make a planet. So here we go.

#climate   #climatechange   #solar   #globalwarming  

So how's your city doing?

I know mine isn't even close! And I'd love it to be on this list. Not just to make a "list", but to make a planet. So here we go.

#climate   #climatechange   #solar   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-04-29 00:44:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Mainstreaming resilience

Great piece from +GreenBiz.com. Thanks to +Andrea Learned for sharing. It's about San Francisco's new Chief Resilience Officer, Patrick Otellini, and his take on why resilience has grown so central to city planning.

His job is mostly earthquake related. For most of us everywhere else in the world, resilience is mostly climate related. But the concepts are exactly the same.

One that I loved was Otellini's focus on human networks as a central component of resilience. Of course! The more we know and trust one another, especially neighbors and coworkers, the better we'll react to a natural disaster or food shortage or water shortage or any other climate mess.

Less on-target is his conclusion that resilience should be designed primarily to help us recover, not necessarily to help us survive. Actually, it's both, and... more »

Mainstreaming resilience

Great piece from +GreenBiz.com. Thanks to +Andrea Learned for sharing. It's about San Francisco's new Chief Resilience Officer, Patrick Otellini, and his take on why resilience has grown so central to city planning.

His job is mostly earthquake related. For most of us everywhere else in the world, resilience is mostly climate related. But the concepts are exactly the same.

One that I loved was Otellini's focus on human networks as a central component of resilience. Of course! The more we know and trust one another, especially neighbors and coworkers, the better we'll react to a natural disaster or food shortage or water shortage or any other climate mess.

Less on-target is his conclusion that resilience should be designed primarily to help us recover, not necessarily to help us survive. Actually, it's both, and I would place the emphasis on survival simply because the way things are going -- did you read the latest IPCC report? -- there will come a time when it will be ALL about survival resilience.

In the meantime, though, recovery resilience is cool. So read the story and get into it.

#climate   #climatechange   #resilience   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-04-29 00:00:16 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Cleantech 101

Fantastic overview. Pass it on.
Thanks +Zachary Shahan. 

Cleantech 101

Fantastic overview. Pass it on.
Thanks +Zachary Shahan. ___

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2014-04-27 18:59:24 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

The coming Organic Age

My wife and I buy organic products frequently, but never like this. Never like this weekend. The photo shows a sampling of our pickings, and they're fantastic. And, in my mind, dramatic.

This is crucial because one of the things humanity must do to extend the life of the planet is mainstream the purchase of organic goods, and it gives me great hope to see that just in the last few months, their presence on store shelves in supermarkets and general-merchandise stores has grown to mainstream proportions -- in their variety, design, price and quality. And this is in Puerto Rico, a small peripheral island marketplace.

The best part of the story is the fact that we were prompted into breaking with our routine shopping and looking more deeply into those store shelves by a dear friend, which reinforces yet again the power of word of mouth and... more »

The coming Organic Age

My wife and I buy organic products frequently, but never like this. Never like this weekend. The photo shows a sampling of our pickings, and they're fantastic. And, in my mind, dramatic.

This is crucial because one of the things humanity must do to extend the life of the planet is mainstream the purchase of organic goods, and it gives me great hope to see that just in the last few months, their presence on store shelves in supermarkets and general-merchandise stores has grown to mainstream proportions -- in their variety, design, price and quality. And this is in Puerto Rico, a small peripheral island marketplace.

The best part of the story is the fact that we were prompted into breaking with our routine shopping and looking more deeply into those store shelves by a dear friend, which reinforces yet again the power of word of mouth and inner-circle influence. THAT is the way we will mainstream not just the purchase of organic goods, but every single behavior change needed to move the world in a new direction.

#greenhope   #climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #organic  ___

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2014-04-27 18:46:45 (119 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s) 

How about some honesty now, and common sense!

Did you all catch this outstanding April 22 story in +Vox http://www.vox.com/2014/4/22/5551004/two-degrees 

Couldn't have said it better myself. Absolutely must reading. Just so happens that I spoke to a group of college students here in Puerto Rico the other day (that's me in the photo) about this very subject. Heck, I'm writing a book about it, called, precisely, Green Hope.

Because that's what this entire climate issue has become all about. Hope. As I told the gathering, and as the article reinforces, the time has come for some brutal honesty on climate, so we may adjust our hope parameters to the future we've created and stop the damaging practice of imagining a sustainable future that is clearly no longer possible.

The reason why the world has been so thoroughly and fanaticallyu... more »

How about some honesty now, and common sense!

Did you all catch this outstanding April 22 story in +Vox http://www.vox.com/2014/4/22/5551004/two-degrees 

Couldn't have said it better myself. Absolutely must reading. Just so happens that I spoke to a group of college students here in Puerto Rico the other day (that's me in the photo) about this very subject. Heck, I'm writing a book about it, called, precisely, Green Hope.

Because that's what this entire climate issue has become all about. Hope. As I told the gathering, and as the article reinforces, the time has come for some brutal honesty on climate, so we may adjust our hope parameters to the future we've created and stop the damaging practice of imagining a sustainable future that is clearly no longer possible.

The reason why the world has been so thoroughly and fanatically unwilling to embrace this new raw truth is, first, because of the newness and the rawness of it -- and second, because, as the article says, "If the goal [of saving the planet] turns out to be impossible, people might just stop trying altogether." So we go on telling each other we're still on time, that we can solve the problem only if take certain herculian measures we know we won't take.

I get it. I feel that concern ALL THE TIME. Whenever I write or speak on the issue, I follow the statement "We're screwed" with the passionate message "But there are still spaces for hope nonetheless, so you must take action."

As the graphic in the photo suggests, there are climate-related things we can do -- adaptation and mitigation -- as well as green-economy engagement -- which allows us to save and make money -- and matters of the soul (alma) -- how about focusing on saving that.

The article says, rightly, that "planning efforts are scant, because few policymakers are prepared to admit that we're going beyond 2°C." I would only add that few companies and families are prepared for the Big Admission, either, and that's hurting our prospects further. It's a monumental breach of common sense.

The UN's IPCC isn't helping. The group just came out with two reports laying out in great detail the science behind the coming collapse but reiterating the myth that we're still on time to avoid it.

Here in Puerto Rico, a group of us is about to embark on some truth telling, for a change, that we hope will spread globally. The experiment will no doubt come with its share of obstacles, but we're confident it will reveal The Way to frame the new future the world has created and what we must all do, in every corner of the planet, to keep hope alive.

#greenhope   #climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #UN   #IPCC   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-03-21 01:58:10 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Of risks and dragons
What's really going on here?

The question I'm asking is why this #AAAS  report has gone around the web and received more media coverage than perhaps any other report like it, surpassed only by the #IPCC  reports published by the #UN  itself. It has clearly struck a chord, a wavelength, a nerve.

The stroke of brilliance, as many observers have noted, is the report's focus on risk management. Regardless of what anyone thinks of climate change, no one can or should object to treating it exactly as we all treat normal, daily risks: by insuring against them, which is to say by taking steps to reduce the impact of any likely or potential damage.

"Insurance" in climate terms is the combination of mitigation and adaptation, as well as every social and business measure we can take to avoidca... more »

Of risks and dragons
What's really going on here?

The question I'm asking is why this #AAAS  report has gone around the web and received more media coverage than perhaps any other report like it, surpassed only by the #IPCC  reports published by the #UN  itself. It has clearly struck a chord, a wavelength, a nerve.

The stroke of brilliance, as many observers have noted, is the report's focus on risk management. Regardless of what anyone thinks of climate change, no one can or should object to treating it exactly as we all treat normal, daily risks: by insuring against them, which is to say by taking steps to reduce the impact of any likely or potential damage.

"Insurance" in climate terms is the combination of mitigation and adaptation, as well as every social and business measure we can take to avoid catastrophe.

That is, indeed, refreshing and brilliant. But there must be something more to the rather dramatic reaction to this report. After all, there have been countless references over the years to this same risk management approach. Why the hoopla over this one?

Others have said the report uses simpler language than scientist organizations like AAAS are accustomed to confusing us with. And they're right about that, as well.

A bit more time will probably have to pass before we can pinpoint the chord and wavelength more clearly, but without the benefit of hindsight, I think the buzz is more a sign of a tipping point than simpler language or the risk management angle.

Consider the report's title. What We Know. It's a reference to something matter-of-fact, instinctive, practically natural. It's what we know. Don't you know? How can you not know? Hello!

Growing majorities are already believers. People are coming around. In the U.S., most people fear climate change. A quarter of the population fear it greatly. And that's in the U.S., clearly the most recalcitrant of all the majors.

Yet, the entire issue has remained stuck over denials and petty politics. The UN hasn't managed any significant negotiation. The 2015 global deal seems destined to fall abysmally short of what's needed. So as the climate keeps worsening, it shouldn't surprise anyone that so does the frustration percolating beneath the surface.

It is a social tipping point in the making, no doubt -- one sure to overwhelm the deniers and merchants of doubt as swiftly as tipping points tend to do. That's why they're called tipping points, because they happen when an underlying current tips past a threshold and changes the game.

Interestingly, the AAAS report does something else that is curiously refreshing. It alerts us to the potential surprises that await us in nature's own tipping points, a generally obscure fact few scientists like to highlight. These scientists decided to place those tipping points -- dragons, as they're referred to in some circles, and in this report -- front and center in what we know.

So read the report (linked here) and judge for yourself. Is it the language and the risk, or is there something deeper going on here?

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-03-15 16:14:27 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s) 

Look at the bright side

This article laments that only 24% of Americans care greatly about climate change. And of course we would all want that to be far higher at this stage of the game. But as in everything in life, it depends how you look at it.

A quarter of the population -- that's 82 million people in America who care greatly about climate change, and that's a whole freaking army! Indeed, no military army has ever been anywhere near that big.

Now, let's think people networks. THE most powerful way to spread social change is called conductivity, or the way ideas spread from one person to another in close-knit networks at work, church, family gatherings, among friends, in the  neighborhood, and of course, across social networks.

Get where this is going? Now that we have a quarter of the population on board, let's get them activated, and... more »

Look at the bright side

This article laments that only 24% of Americans care greatly about climate change. And of course we would all want that to be far higher at this stage of the game. But as in everything in life, it depends how you look at it.

A quarter of the population -- that's 82 million people in America who care greatly about climate change, and that's a whole freaking army! Indeed, no military army has ever been anywhere near that big.

Now, let's think people networks. THE most powerful way to spread social change is called conductivity, or the way ideas spread from one person to another in close-knit networks at work, church, family gatherings, among friends, in the  neighborhood, and of course, across social networks.

Get where this is going? Now that we have a quarter of the population on board, let's get them activated, and watch them multiply like cells in mitosis.

#climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2014-02-24 18:36:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

A rising marketplace

We have to get as many sustainable products in Common. Do you know of any? Check it out.

+Joel Franqui, what's your view of Common from your perspective as a fair trade retailer?

A rising marketplace

We have to get as many sustainable products in Common. Do you know of any? Check it out.

+Joel Franqui, what's your view of Common from your perspective as a fair trade retailer?___

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2014-02-22 22:37:32 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s) 

Go recharge your sissy cars

Nothing like some Nazi climate denial humor to spice up your weekend.

Hitler’s Response To Tesla Takeover (VIDEO)___Go recharge your sissy cars

Nothing like some Nazi climate denial humor to spice up your weekend.

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2014-01-24 13:48:09 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Follow the money

Great piece in +Triple Pundit on capital markets and clean energy. Thanks for writing and sharing, +Raz Godelnik.

Raz does a great job pointing to the difficulties ahead, though he skipped a big one: 2C is no longer the right target. It's closer to 1.5, and we're already at or very near 1, so reaching and sustaining $1 trillion per year in clean energy investment to avoid 1.5C becomes an even bigger challenge.

Still, the +Ceres report is useful. Vital, even. I do see one major gap, however: insufficient mention of efficiency and rooftop solar, at a time when these investment strategies should rise to the very top of the agenda in any clean energy conversation or conference -- precisely because it has proven so painfully hard to wean utilities away from fossils. How about looking past these dinosaurs.

And yet, there they are, theg... more »

Follow the money

Great piece in +Triple Pundit on capital markets and clean energy. Thanks for writing and sharing, +Raz Godelnik.

Raz does a great job pointing to the difficulties ahead, though he skipped a big one: 2C is no longer the right target. It's closer to 1.5, and we're already at or very near 1, so reaching and sustaining $1 trillion per year in clean energy investment to avoid 1.5C becomes an even bigger challenge.

Still, the +Ceres report is useful. Vital, even. I do see one major gap, however: insufficient mention of efficiency and rooftop solar, at a time when these investment strategies should rise to the very top of the agenda in any clean energy conversation or conference -- precisely because it has proven so painfully hard to wean utilities away from fossils. How about looking past these dinosaurs.

And yet, there they are, the growing number of solid companies ready to receive investment capital to sweep the planet with efficiency and rooftop financed by solar leases and PPAs, all to create a brave new world of near-off-grid properties in every city and farm.

How about it?

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #cleantech   #cleanenergy  ___

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2014-01-24 13:12:24 (247 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s) 

Climate Reality

I must say, Al Gore and his team continue to do a heck of a job lifting awareness in ever more creative ways. Here they are with the Cost of Carbon initiative, which includes this important appeal for all us to throw our names in the ring. I just did, and suggest you do, as well:

http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/s/people-vs-carbon?utm_source=PvCEmail3&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PeopleVsCarbon&source=email

When you can, and if you haven't lately, take a look (or another) at the +Climate Reality website. Scroll down through the initiatives and videos. Really, really awesome stuff. Should get far more play, in fact. Maybe the world has a case of Gore fatigue and equally awesome folks like +Bill McKibben are now more in vogue. Perhaps. But that takes absolutely nothing away from Gore's continuing contributions and hisf... more »

Climate Reality

I must say, Al Gore and his team continue to do a heck of a job lifting awareness in ever more creative ways. Here they are with the Cost of Carbon initiative, which includes this important appeal for all us to throw our names in the ring. I just did, and suggest you do, as well:

http://forms.climaterealityproject.org/page/s/people-vs-carbon?utm_source=PvCEmail3&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=PeopleVsCarbon&source=email

When you can, and if you haven't lately, take a look (or another) at the +Climate Reality website. Scroll down through the initiatives and videos. Really, really awesome stuff. Should get far more play, in fact. Maybe the world has a case of Gore fatigue and equally awesome folks like +Bill McKibben are now more in vogue. Perhaps. But that takes absolutely nothing away from Gore's continuing contributions and his frequent reminders of the Reality behind the Climate crisis.

Bravo!

#climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #climatereality   #algore  ___

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2014-01-24 02:51:26 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s) 

How do you spell relief

This Joe Romm piece in +Think Progress is among the most important he has done, because it contains a message we must all heed.

"If we don’t act to reverse carbon emissions quickly, by mid-century every country in the world will be dealing with epic catastrophes simultaneously on a regular basis — drought, sea level rise, heat waves, invasive species, acidification, and super storms. This means rich countries probably will not be offering much assistance to the poorer ones — or willing to intervene in foreign conflicts — since we’ll be suffering at the same time. When the West and Southwest are Dust-Bowlifying, the Southeast is heating up and suffering alternatively from brutal droughts and floods, and the east coast is seeing a Sandy-level storm (or worse) every year. We’ll be devoting all our resources to our own troubles. Compassionfatigue will... more »

How do you spell relief

This Joe Romm piece in +Think Progress is among the most important he has done, because it contains a message we must all heed.

"If we don’t act to reverse carbon emissions quickly, by mid-century every country in the world will be dealing with epic catastrophes simultaneously on a regular basis — drought, sea level rise, heat waves, invasive species, acidification, and super storms. This means rich countries probably will not be offering much assistance to the poorer ones — or willing to intervene in foreign conflicts — since we’ll be suffering at the same time. When the West and Southwest are Dust-Bowlifying, the Southeast is heating up and suffering alternatively from brutal droughts and floods, and the east coast is seeing a Sandy-level storm (or worse) every year. We’ll be devoting all our resources to our own troubles. Compassion fatigue will be replaced by compassion exhaustion."

Did you read that? Carefully? So what's the message I, for one, draw from it? That as we deal with climate solutions to avoid or ease this fate -- a task many of us are deep into -- we MUST at the same time devote far more resources and attention than we're doing today to building a resilient relief infrastructure to deal precisely with this catastrophe overload in a way that DOES allow for compassionate aid to others around the world.

For more on the relief we need, see this post from a year ago:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/118018939924152190745/posts/g1PHbc1YXDE

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-01-21 12:14:08 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s) 

"The most ridiculous thing I've seen"

You can say that again. A video to make you think. Twice.

"The most ridiculous thing I've seen"

You can say that again. A video to make you think. Twice.___

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2014-01-21 11:46:51 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s) 

Our biggest challenge

So China wants its economy to rely more on domestic consumption than investment. But unless we put our heads together to make that consumption sustainable...

I'll let you complete the sentence.

Our biggest challenge

So China wants its economy to rely more on domestic consumption than investment. But unless we put our heads together to make that consumption sustainable...

I'll let you complete the sentence.___

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2014-01-20 22:53:27 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

If you thought the drop in cleantech investment was a bad sign, think again. The total dollar amount may be down, but the number of projects are up! -- the result of the sharp drop in the cost if renewable installations. And when we throw in total climate-related investments, the figure looks even sunnier.

Slate: Buy Green. Sell Stranded. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwgu_RxRA

If you thought the drop in cleantech investment was a bad sign, think again. The total dollar amount may be down, but the number of projects are up! -- the result of the sharp drop in the cost if renewable installations. And when we throw in total climate-related investments, the figure looks even sunnier.

Slate: Buy Green. Sell Stranded. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwgu_RxRA___

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2014-01-08 13:02:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Chinese reality check

Whaaaaaat? But... but I thought...

For all the talk of China's inspiring thrust into renewables, there's this: the story of an astonishing hyperexpansion of coal in the world's chief driver of climate change. Check out this story by Climate Spectator:

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/1/8/policy-politics/china-approves-massive-new-coal-capacity?utm_source=exact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=547145&utm_campaign=cs_daily&modapt=

So what to make of this? That balancing growth and climate wisdom is hard. Consumers in emerging markets simply want what developed markets have. They just do. And they're willing to go even to these lengths to get it -- even at the risk of everyone's future.

Including their own.

#carbon   #coal   #cleantech   #climate   #climatechange  #sus... more »

Chinese reality check

Whaaaaaat? But... but I thought...

For all the talk of China's inspiring thrust into renewables, there's this: the story of an astonishing hyperexpansion of coal in the world's chief driver of climate change. Check out this story by Climate Spectator:

http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2014/1/8/policy-politics/china-approves-massive-new-coal-capacity?utm_source=exact&utm_medium=email&utm_content=547145&utm_campaign=cs_daily&modapt=

So what to make of this? That balancing growth and climate wisdom is hard. Consumers in emerging markets simply want what developed markets have. They just do. And they're willing to go even to these lengths to get it -- even at the risk of everyone's future.

Including their own.

#carbon   #coal   #cleantech   #climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-01-07 12:45:51 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Olé!

Next time someone questions whether renewable power can be scaled without altering variability or steady supply, and at decent prices, refer them to Iberia, where renewables are now the biggest source of power generation.

Check out this story by +The Guardian and +BusinessGreen, posted by +Jonathan Sundqvist:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/06/wind-power-spain-electricity-2013

#windpower   #solarpower   #climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming  

Olé!

Next time someone questions whether renewable power can be scaled without altering variability or steady supply, and at decent prices, refer them to Iberia, where renewables are now the biggest source of power generation.

Check out this story by +The Guardian and +BusinessGreen, posted by +Jonathan Sundqvist:

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/06/wind-power-spain-electricity-2013

#windpower   #solarpower   #climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-01-06 19:51:22 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s) 

Needed: honesty, and noise avoidance

Great way to begin the new year, reflecting on what to do with all the climate science gushing out like a glacier from the world's scientists. Our thanks to +Andrew Revkin for posting this fantastic lecture.

It makes you confront one of the most vexing choices we have as believers and hawks: to what extent should we focus on engaging deniers, or indeed whether we should engage them at all.

And THE most vexing choice faced by climate scientists themselves, as well as any good journalist: to what extent they should go from the objectivity of the facts and the science to the natural advocacy that stems from any measure of honesty -- when you realize that the science you see as truth can only be shared as such.

Otherwise, aren't we part of the problem? In this case, a civilization ending problem?

See... more »

Needed: honesty, and noise avoidance

Great way to begin the new year, reflecting on what to do with all the climate science gushing out like a glacier from the world's scientists. Our thanks to +Andrew Revkin for posting this fantastic lecture.

It makes you confront one of the most vexing choices we have as believers and hawks: to what extent should we focus on engaging deniers, or indeed whether we should engage them at all.

And THE most vexing choice faced by climate scientists themselves, as well as any good journalist: to what extent they should go from the objectivity of the facts and the science to the natural advocacy that stems from any measure of honesty -- when you realize that the science you see as truth can only be shared as such.

Otherwise, aren't we part of the problem? In this case, a civilization ending problem?

See Revkin's +The New York Times column here http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/climate-scientists-then-and-now-espousing-responsible-advocacy/?emc=edit_tnt_20131221&tntemail0=y

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2014-01-01 21:23:16 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s) 

OK, then, so let's make 2014 THE year

This Joe Romm column in +Think Progress (Climate Progress) says it all. Please read it. Every year that passes is called THE year by those of us concerned with the direction the world has taken on the climate front and the brutal urgency of taking far more aggressive action, and now it's 2014's turn. Joe reminds us why it is so critical for EVERYONE to step up and do far more.

As for me, I've decided to do that by joining NAI Puerto Rico and launching GreenCress (more in my G+ profile), in addition to writing the book Green Hope. What about you? How will you step up? Especially if you're part of a corporation or a business and can trigger a high multiplier effect by taking certain key steps.

It's time to catapult whatever it is we're now doing. That MUST be our project and conviction for the new... more »

OK, then, so let's make 2014 THE year

This Joe Romm column in +Think Progress (Climate Progress) says it all. Please read it. Every year that passes is called THE year by those of us concerned with the direction the world has taken on the climate front and the brutal urgency of taking far more aggressive action, and now it's 2014's turn. Joe reminds us why it is so critical for EVERYONE to step up and do far more.

As for me, I've decided to do that by joining NAI Puerto Rico and launching GreenCress (more in my G+ profile), in addition to writing the book Green Hope. What about you? How will you step up? Especially if you're part of a corporation or a business and can trigger a high multiplier effect by taking certain key steps.

It's time to catapult whatever it is we're now doing. That MUST be our project and conviction for the new year. So help us God.

Let's do this. HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone!!

#climate   #climatechange   #globalwarming   #sustainability  ___

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2013-12-25 20:16:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Great choices

They are ALL outstanding 2013 sustainability heroes, but I was particularly ecstatic to read about the LA Times, Popular Science and the other media that chose this year, at long last, to no longer give any press time to climate science deniers.

The fact that the mass media has allowed itself to be so blatantly manipulated by the merchants of doubt for this long has been not just appalling, but more so one of the main reasons we still find ourselves persuading people and CEOs on the issue. And actually, it remains appalling and damaging, since the LA Times and Pop Sci remain in the marginal minority of media that have taken this step.

Michael Bloomberg and Sheldon Whitehouse also deserve mention, two politicians on the right side of history at a time when so many of their peers are still running, or cowarding, away from the climate issue. Their stories... more »

Great choices

They are ALL outstanding 2013 sustainability heroes, but I was particularly ecstatic to read about the LA Times, Popular Science and the other media that chose this year, at long last, to no longer give any press time to climate science deniers.

The fact that the mass media has allowed itself to be so blatantly manipulated by the merchants of doubt for this long has been not just appalling, but more so one of the main reasons we still find ourselves persuading people and CEOs on the issue. And actually, it remains appalling and damaging, since the LA Times and Pop Sci remain in the marginal minority of media that have taken this step.

Michael Bloomberg and Sheldon Whitehouse also deserve mention, two politicians on the right side of history at a time when so many of their peers are still running, or cowarding, away from the climate issue. Their stories are quite telling: Bloomberg the legendary mayor who took the world's most iconic city and turned it green (to a great extent), and Whitehouse the zealot senator who has not been able to get the Senate to agree on anything. It is telling, that is, of why the local level is where the action's at while D.C. remains paralyzed.

#climatechange   #climate   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2013-12-25 19:22:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Malala

Just when we lose Mandela, Malala steps into the light. Let's do a movie on this amazing young lady.

I can't think of a better way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas than by sharing this interview clip, with her Jesus-like message of peace, love, non-violence and strength in the face of the cruelest injustice.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

#malala  

Malala

Just when we lose Mandela, Malala steps into the light. Let's do a movie on this amazing young lady.

I can't think of a better way to wish everyone a Merry Christmas than by sharing this interview clip, with her Jesus-like message of peace, love, non-violence and strength in the face of the cruelest injustice.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

#malala  ___

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2013-12-24 13:33:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s) 

It's also on us

Yeah, Obama's record on climate and the environment is sooooo full of holes. It was clear from the very beginning. My own awakening was Copenhagen 2009, the UN-COP climate conference that year and his first. The administration shocked the world by becoming one of the three biggest progress blockers, the others being China and Australia. Some company to keep. The U.S. shocked the world again by repeating the feat every year since, as strong a sign as there can be of the bipolarity McKibben documents across other fronts in this story.

When it comes to producing fossil fuel in the United States, there is a case to make that to the extent the country must still consume fossil energy, it might as well make it at home instead of buying the same volume from OPEC countries. Hence the record increase in local production McKibben blasts in the story.

The... more »

It's also on us

Yeah, Obama's record on climate and the environment is sooooo full of holes. It was clear from the very beginning. My own awakening was Copenhagen 2009, the UN-COP climate conference that year and his first. The administration shocked the world by becoming one of the three biggest progress blockers, the others being China and Australia. Some company to keep. The U.S. shocked the world again by repeating the feat every year since, as strong a sign as there can be of the bipolarity McKibben documents across other fronts in this story.

When it comes to producing fossil fuel in the United States, there is a case to make that to the extent the country must still consume fossil energy, it might as well make it at home instead of buying the same volume from OPEC countries. Hence the record increase in local production McKibben blasts in the story.

The bigger scandal, therefore, is the administration's lack of sufficient action on the consumption end, since THAT is the driver of all production.

It also speaks to what the rest of us can and must do. As we rightly hold our leaders to account, the notion of waiting for them to take all the action has revealed itself to be simply stupid. The urgency at this late stage is far too great to continue down that fruitless path. Politicians will be politicians, which means they will always face pressures that move them to do many bad things.

Knowing that, it is then on us at the individual and corporate levels. No excuses.

#mckibben   #climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming  ___

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2013-12-24 13:16:30 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s) 

Equality reality check

Inequality such as this has been conclusively documented to have all kinds of detrimental effects. So why accept it?

Let's not.

#inequality  

Equality reality check

Inequality such as this has been conclusively documented to have all kinds of detrimental effects. So why accept it?

Let's not.

#inequality  ___

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2013-12-05 21:59:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

One of history's greatest leaders

As we mourn, let us reaffirm our commitment to the same principles of freedom, equality and dignity he lived for.

One of history's greatest leaders

As we mourn, let us reaffirm our commitment to the same principles of freedom, equality and dignity he lived for.___

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2013-12-04 13:58:41 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Can't wait for policy. Let's CATAPULT.

Corporations MUST step up. As must citizens and small business from the ground up. There is simply NO OTHER WAY TO GO.

It has become increasingly clear that 2C is NOT the target. It's closer to 1.5C. And these scientists claim it should be 1C (see link).

Considering we're already coming up on 1C, the degree of urgency behind EVERYTHING we do must be without precedent. We have never faced anything like this before, and climate policy shows no sign of getting the job done on time. Green as usual, government and corporate, is history.

That means we must CATAPULT to a new level of climate action. So let's go. Who will lead?

Thanks to +Peter Speckmayer for sharing the original +Dusty Gedge post.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming   #UNCOP   #greenhope  

#UN's 2C target will fail to avoid a #climate disaster, scientists warn #Environment  http://ow.ly/rr1P6___Can't wait for policy. Let's CATAPULT.

Corporations MUST step up. As must citizens and small business from the ground up. There is simply NO OTHER WAY TO GO.

It has become increasingly clear that 2C is NOT the target. It's closer to 1.5C. And these scientists claim it should be 1C (see link).

Considering we're already coming up on 1C, the degree of urgency behind EVERYTHING we do must be without precedent. We have never faced anything like this before, and climate policy shows no sign of getting the job done on time. Green as usual, government and corporate, is history.

That means we must CATAPULT to a new level of climate action. So let's go. Who will lead?

Thanks to +Peter Speckmayer for sharing the original +Dusty Gedge post.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming   #UNCOP   #greenhope  

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2013-12-04 01:28:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Couldn't agree more!

Spread it. Let's green EVERY city everywhere. The premium is on speed and scale. Global talks are going nowhere fast. The local level is where it's at. Focus on yours. But focus NOW.

Couldn't agree more!

Spread it. Let's green EVERY city everywhere. The premium is on speed and scale. Global talks are going nowhere fast. The local level is where it's at. Focus on yours. But focus NOW.___

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2013-12-04 00:52:33 (7 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Methane feedback loop

As worrisome as it gets.

Methane feedback loop

As worrisome as it gets.___

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2013-11-21 13:14:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Shame on you

I just posted on how vexing climate choices have become for everyone. That includes the USA, which even under the current Democratic White House has openly blocked progress at EVERY one of these UN-COP conferences.

This year, since President Obama's climate plan, the country has been more cooperative. But at Warsaw, it certainly hasn't led. We all expected far more leadership from the world's largest economy, whose President and Secretary of State know exactly what's at stake. But according to every report and interview coming out of the talks -- including the Claudia Salerno interview I just posted -- the US has been largely absent. Not blocking as in previous meets, but silent.

So for the Secretary of State to claim any degree of leadership in this message to COP delegates, is an absolute shame.

#COP   #COP19   #climate   #climatechange ... more »

As we all know, global climate change is a crisis that is absolutely going to wait for no one and it respects no border. It's happening now and it's happening at a pace that is alarming to all of us. And the solution to climate change is not going to be provided by one nation alone. We need to, all of us, take on this challenge together and the United States is absolutely committed to doing our part. - #SecKerry  on #climatechange  and #COP19. ___Shame on you

I just posted on how vexing climate choices have become for everyone. That includes the USA, which even under the current Democratic White House has openly blocked progress at EVERY one of these UN-COP conferences.

This year, since President Obama's climate plan, the country has been more cooperative. But at Warsaw, it certainly hasn't led. We all expected far more leadership from the world's largest economy, whose President and Secretary of State know exactly what's at stake. But according to every report and interview coming out of the talks -- including the Claudia Salerno interview I just posted -- the US has been largely absent. Not blocking as in previous meets, but silent.

So for the Secretary of State to claim any degree of leadership in this message to COP delegates, is an absolute shame.

#COP   #COP19   #climate   #climatechange  

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2013-11-21 13:00:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s) 

Claudia's dilemma

Take a close look at this clip, especially 2:30 mins into it when the Claudia Salerno interview begins. Claudia, as you may know, is the outspoken Venezuelan chief climate negotiator who has rocked previous UN-COP meetings by speaking some truth to power with a bloody hand.

Well, here she is at this year's COP in Warsaw, now an established insider-leader at the talks, speaking the same truths. But doing so while revealing just how vexing the climate issue has become, and why, therefore, it will take far more than the UN-COP 2015 agreement (if it happens!) to solve it.

Take, for instance, her stance on Venezuelan oil production. Here's one of the world's leading voices against the developed world's slow pace and the corporate world's pollution trading schemes, defending oil production! "We're one of the greenest... more »

Claudia's dilemma

Take a close look at this clip, especially 2:30 mins into it when the Claudia Salerno interview begins. Claudia, as you may know, is the outspoken Venezuelan chief climate negotiator who has rocked previous UN-COP meetings by speaking some truth to power with a bloody hand.

Well, here she is at this year's COP in Warsaw, now an established insider-leader at the talks, speaking the same truths. But doing so while revealing just how vexing the climate issue has become, and why, therefore, it will take far more than the UN-COP 2015 agreement (if it happens!) to solve it.

Take, for instance, her stance on Venezuelan oil production. Here's one of the world's leading voices against the developed world's slow pace and the corporate world's pollution trading schemes, defending oil production! "We're one of the greenest countries in the world," she insists, in other ways but that.

In other ways but that?! That's wonderful, because every other way but that is important. But oil -- fossil fuels more broadly -- is precisely what is killing the planet she works so hard to save. But she's part of that government, so there is nothing else she could say. Or do. That's a tough dilemma.

And isn't that the exact same dilemma faced by every other government in the choices they make every single day? And every company. And citizen. I just ate breakfast on a plastic plate and faced the dilemma of what to do with the damn thing when I finished. Recycling at this precise moment is extremely inconvenient. As is Venezuela's oil production.

Ask Claudia.

(Thanks to +Occupy The Polls for sharing the interview.)

#COP   #COP19   #climate   #climatechange  ___

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2013-10-27 03:32:46 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 9 +1s) 

Wanted: scale

Great model for greenpreneurs to raise the capital they need and take their products to scale. And we need green products at scale. The biggest possible scale, given the urgency to replace every unsustainable product with a sustainable variety. Every single one.

http://www.acceleratingappalachia.org/

Thanks to +sustainablog and +Jeff McIntire-strasburg for the share. Now let's all share it.

Wanted: scale

Great model for greenpreneurs to raise the capital they need and take their products to scale. And we need green products at scale. The biggest possible scale, given the urgency to replace every unsustainable product with a sustainable variety. Every single one.

http://www.acceleratingappalachia.org/

Thanks to +sustainablog and +Jeff McIntire-strasburg for the share. Now let's all share it.___

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2013-10-20 12:00:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

The solar reason why

Great share by +Zachary Shahan and +CleanTechnica. The time for rooftop PV has arrived.

___The solar reason why

Great share by +Zachary Shahan and +CleanTechnica. The time for rooftop PV has arrived.

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2013-10-11 20:34:16 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s) 

Getting closer to the truth

As if following up on the mind-bending results of the recently announced IPCC report, here's yet another study pointing to the dire climate consequences that await us.

This time, the researchers calculated the sequence of the consequences, with different places getting hit at different times, starting with the tropics and moving up and down.

Check out +The Associated Press story and reflect on what it means.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming   #carbon  

Getting closer to the truth

As if following up on the mind-bending results of the recently announced IPCC report, here's yet another study pointing to the dire climate consequences that await us.

This time, the researchers calculated the sequence of the consequences, with different places getting hit at different times, starting with the tropics and moving up and down.

Check out +The Associated Press story and reflect on what it means.

#climate   #climatechange   #sustainability   #globalwarming   #carbon  ___

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