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This is a substantially revised version of the article that I posted in November 2011. It includes an expansion of the data and is designed to shed light on how much spending would be necessary to reduce CO2 emissions using wind and solar power.
 
 
 
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Edward J Jepson
Edward J. Jepson, Jr. has a masters degree and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning. Before its closure in 2009, he taught planning for e

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The curse of either-or thinking

In a moment of idle thinking today, it occurred to me how I tend to view life in terms of either-or. That is, if I spend time doing this , I won’t have time to do that . So each day becomes a series of decisions that leave me feeling as though I’ve lost something or left something behind or...

Welfare state economies

Recently, I watched a video of David Brooks demeaning the “welfare state” as something those “Europeans do” and suggesting that it is somehow un-American. It does seem that there is a fairly generalized bias against the concept of welfare state in this country, i.e., that it encourages sloth and...

Public Art and Community Resilience

As we learn more about system resilience, we begin to understand the complexity of its application to socio-ecological (SES), or human, systems. In this brief essay, I discuss the possible relationship between a community's art and its overall resilience as a system.

Make Energy, Not War

This is a substantially revised version of the article that I posted in November 2011. It includes an expansion of the data and is designed to shed light on how much spending would be necessary to reduce CO2 emissions using wind and solar power.

A city is like an orchestra

We have to start viewing our role in the symphony of life where there are no conductors and no room for bad notes.

 
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