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I venture to say that few Americans have ever seen a Black Swan (Cygnus astratus) and more than a few might assert that, given their inexperience, there is no such thing.
With the publication of Nassim Taleb's classic book of the same name the metaphor has jumped into our common language. (www.fooledbyrandomness.com) As a metaphor its greatest contribution outside of economics may be to the environmental and…Continue
A few days ago I went to Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia to experience the latest Delaware Valley Green Building Council's presentation on the latest green building standards. The presenter, Laura Blau, called it Apples to Apples and did a quick comparison of three of the best of the high-performance building standards now on the market. They were the USGBC's LEED standards They were compared to Passive House, and the very stringent Living Building Challenge.
There's nothing like taking a decent road trip over a holiday weekend, like Memorial Day, to catch up on some blogging. We went from Bucks County, PA, where gasoline was selling for $3.75 at one local station. We got a $3.79 fillup without going out of our way. That was quite a relief from the $4 plus prices we saw in the previous weeks. It reinforces my attention to energy and climate as key issues.
On the way home, we found gasoline for $3.49 in Waynesboro, Virginia. We had…Continue
FIVER'S FIRST BLOG 3/2/11
It's both a blessing and a curse for the curious to come to know the future. When my Green friend Ed invited me to see the movie Split Estate I attended thinking it would deepen my understanding of peak oil. The blessing was that it did. The curse was that I wasn't expecting how that occurred.
My spiritual practice teaches me not to assume anything. I have found that tenet…Continue