Author Archives: Carol Pierson Holding (80 posts)

Are Earthquakes Our Most Effective Ally Against Fracking?

By Carol Pierson Holding   In response to pressure from students, faculty — and apparently alumni — who oppose Harvard Endowment’s refusal to divest its fossil fuel stocks, Harvard University’s President Drew Faust’s office issued her second statement on climate … Continue reading

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Climate Change’s Changing Cultural Meme

By Carol Pierson Holding   The prevailing wisdom has been that there’s very little we can actually do about climate change. Even environmentalists are prone to admit, after strenuously arguing the opposite, that there is little hope given the amount … Continue reading

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GE’s Ecomagination Lacks Eco and Imagination

By Carol Pierson Holding   Remember back in 2005 when General Electric (GE) launched its Ecomagination initiative? Its purpose, as the liberal news site Grist put it at the time, was “to ramp up development of clean technologies and lighten … Continue reading

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Climate Change Driving Beverage Market to Creative Destruction

By Carol Pierson Holding   Last week, the Seattle Times reported on a White House state dinner in honor of French President Francois Hollande. The wines were chosen for being among the U.S.’s vineyards that are owned or run by French … Continue reading

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Capitalism in Synchronicity with Climate Change?

By Carol Pierson Holding   Last Thursday, environmentalists won a major victory when Royal Dutch Shell halted oil drilling operations in the Chukchi Sea. An environmental coalition successfully sued to reverse the U.S. government’s 2008 decision that opened Alaska to … Continue reading

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