Between basic economics, security, national competitiveness (the push to a clean economy creates jobs), the logic for a distributed, non-nuclear, non-fossil-fuel grid and transportation network seems very strong.
The only thing that seems certain for Japan at this time is that its people and government must now endure their greatest challenge since 1945. We expect they will do so with characteristic grace and determination.
Much has been written about the Japanese earthquake and the killing tsunami. Nuclear crisis has become a permanent fixture on global headline news giv...
It is at our own peril that we, in the United States, will fail to grasp the importance of making sure that children in this country are protected during and following disasters.
Death is part of the cycles of life and of creation. Mourning is how we acknowledge these losses without giving up on love.
Citizens can build on that information to do everything possible to stop inevitable disasters from having such devastating effects on our communities.
The Japanese people have real problems. And even though they are experiencing the worst of times by any measure, we must still go on.
There are some simple steps you can take to become less obsessed with disaster, and yet still be compassionately involved with your fellow man. Doing these things will engage your mind, heart and being in positive, life-affirming ways.
There are intelligent ways to take advantage of the confusion in financial markets -- solid companies are on fire sale right now, whose business will not be impacted in a significant way.
People and governments tend to react to the last disaster -- or, for that matter, the last war or the last election -- when what we need to do is plan for the next one. How do we think ahead?
Winter graciously bows and floats away from the northern hemisphere leaving the stage to Spring. This has not been an easy transition.
To the American mainstream media: Please, please, for the love of intelligent conversation about real data, please report the numbers.
Our demonstrating that we feel empathy and connection to the people of Japan can mitigate one of trauma's most damaging effects: the shattering of connection to others, a sense of isolation and abandonment.
I don't deny Obama his right to golf, pick NCAA winners and focus his weekend radio address on gender inequality, but his detachment seems misplaced in light of the triple tragedy in Japan.
One of the most important lessons I've learned since my parents passed away is the absolute necessity of taking care of myself. I've come to realize that I am the only person responsible for my happiness -- not my husband, not my friends.
No one chooses to be struck by a natural disaster, and we would never wish it upon another. But when things do happen, might we use them to become stronger?