“I've stepped in the middle of seven sad forests, I've been out in front of a dozen dead oceans….It's a hard rain's a-gonna fall.”
Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize this week. His art can be (and is) continuously re-interpreted. That is the definition of great art! At the same time, the debacle at Samsung could be the logical outcome of the desire for smaller, more energetic batteries. What are the implications for storage of renewable energy? Finally we discuss such far out ideas as funding climate work from the DOD, or even using carbon fees for a universal income. Listen in, because it’s time “for my boot heels to be wanderin’”
The reading list:
- Dylan's "Hard Rain" was chosen as the anthem of the 2009 Copenhagen COP
- Lyrics to Hard Rain Gonna Fall
- Favorite Lyrics from the New Yorker
- Samsung battery problems highlight push to new technology
- Could climate funding come from DoD budget?
- Universal Basic Income
- Carbon Fee and Dividend
- Contract theory
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Because we recognize the necessity of personal accountability for our actions, because we accept responsibility for building a durable future and because we believe it is our patriotic duty as citizens to speak out, we must insist that the United States put a price on carbon.
Thanks for listening.