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Consumers and Industry Both Hurt by Toothless Fracking Rules

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 03.27.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Regulation can be a great reason to behave well, though industry rarely sees it that way. After five years of planning, 1.5 million comments, intens...

Nurturing Through Nature: Politics Catches Up On Climate Change

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.22.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Proponents of Ecopsychology and other conservationists argue that only when we feel the exhilaration of our true place in the universe can we be healthy in not only body but mind and spirit too. It's an agenda as overwhelming as reversing climate change. Shouldn't they go hand in hand?

Drop in Oil Consumption Signals Power of Free Market

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The large bulk of oil consumption is from transportation, and as laid out in painful detail on SmartPlanet, the drop is not due to greater vehicle efficiency. So what is driving this drop?

"Rising Sea Levels": An Inflammatory Term?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 08.20.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

While the overall news is good -- more Americans believe climate change is real -- the underlying factors for those that do not are really scary. If there is one argument we just can't win, it's an argument based on ideology. Or can we?

Why Facebook Needs Female Board Members

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Carol Pierson Holding

Wouldn't a female board member be first to recognize ideas that appeal to the company's largest group of users? To avoid behaviors that might alienate women?

McKibben's Extreme Energy: Why Not Frack?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.06.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Still, if we forgo natural gas, what are our alternatives? And that was my stance too until I read McKibben's article. Now I'm fiercely on the environmental side. How did he persuade me? His masterful command of language.

Heartland Institute's Climate Skeptics vs Children: Bet on the Kids

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 04.24.2012 | Education
Carol Pierson Holding

Even if children are faced with a curriculum that demotes climate change to a scientific controversy, they will still act as-if because it's their native culture. It's built in to their screen time: the code for bad-guys is someone who smokes or doesn't recycle.