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August 27, 2008


Four. Five. Seven. Six. Four. These five numbers represent the total number of recognizable press in each of the five different energy and/or global heating panels I’ve attended over the last three days of the DNC. Supposedly it’s a big deal that DNC08 is the greenest convention in history. There’s been some small amount of […]

BREAKING: Tent State march was unplanned

August 27, 2008


Sam Smith, S&R correspondent on the scene of the Tent State march from the Denver Colosseum to the DNC, has had the opportunity to talk with some of the Tent State marchers along the route, and he reports that the march was unplanned. Several people talked about, Rage Against the Machine talked about marching during […]

Externalities – The Green Constitutional Congress, part 2

August 27, 2008


Externalities is a term I first heard in my undergraduate economics classes nearly 20 years ago, and its used to describe the parts of a system that are ignored by the users of that system. In the context of electricity generation, the water required for the boilers and for cooling were once considered an externality […]

Awareness – the Green Constitutional Congress, part 1

August 27, 2008

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Monday night, Dialog:City held the poorly attended Green Constitutional Congress with the intent to open a democratic dialog between the attendees and the panelists. Instead, what the attendees got was nearly 30 minutes of rambling monologue by organizer and moderator Bruce Mau followed by six additional monologues by the panelists and wrapping up with nearly […]