Tag Archives: climate change

Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK): A Research Bridge to Understand Climate Change

Climate change: it’s real, scientifically documented, linked to human use of the planet, and a danger to survival for all of us. That it’s been declared “controversial” according to many corporate, political, and religious leaders is even more dangerous. But the Union of Concerned Scientists is committed to leading the preservation and sharing of knowledge […]

Pope Francis on Climate Change: Leading from Spirit, Leading Sustainably, Leading Responsibly

Let There Be Peace on Earth, For Earth, By Those of Us Dependent on Her for our Very Lives! In his encyclical, Pope Francis writes: The Earth, “this sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God […]

Do you have a fearless imagination? You might be a disruptive leader…

Gladwell says “disruptors” lead by vision, persistence, reframing and action. But are disruptors good leaders if they can’t factor in sustainability? That seems like bad business to me!

Entertaining Apocalypse: Bad Leadership at its Most Earnestly Tragically Horrible

Let me be the first to say that I agree — we’re in trouble. Just today, on a ride to the post office to get my mail, my friend and I discussed rising sea levels, the seemingly inevitable gradual destruction of croplands with climate change, failures in medicare treatment procedures, and the challenges to running […]

From Heartmath: Seven Generation Leadership Wisdom

Some leadership wisdom from Warren Buffett and Heartmath…. Thinking ahead seven generations is the soul of great leadership.  

CLIMATE CHANGE FEATURE: Arizona, Texas Mayors Step Up to Ease Global Warming

ABC News reports  a small but important step for political leaders fighting climate change: Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell, Houston Mayor Annise Parker, and Phoenix Mayor  Greg Stanton mayors are stepping up as leaders supporting real efforts to minimize the devastating effects of climate change. It’s a healthy sign, given the political vacuum created in Arizona […]

CLIMATE CHANGE FEATURE: Wendell Berry, The Art of Leadership

Today, I’m launching my first blog on leadership and climate change, looking for what we can do to make a difference, even now as we see the harsh realities we have created. I’m beginning with a poem by Wendell Berry, a writer who speaks plainly and eloquently to teach us the core leadership values we […]

Bill McKibben on Leaderless Movements: 350.org and Environmental Leadership

In his recent post on 350.org, lifelong climate change activist Bill McKibben wrote: “it’s a little disconcerting to look around and realize that most of the movements of the moment — even highly successful ones like the fight for gay marriage or immigrant’s rights — don’t really have easily discernible leaders. I know that there […]

Bill McKibben and moral leadership: Do the Maths tour, Melbourne

Originally posted on Watching the Deniers:
Bill’s talk in Melbourne “The Arc of the Moral Universe Is Long, but It Bends Toward Justice” – Martin Luther King Bill McKibben is a dangerous man. At least to those wanting to stall action on climate change and deny the reality of a warming planet. He is dangerous…

James Hanson: Stepping Down from NASA to Lead Global Warming Movement

Scientist James Hansen, NASA Veteran, will step down after 46 years to work on the science of global warming. According to the Washington Post today, Hanson said he was leaving “so I can spend full time on science to the implications for young people, and making clear what science says needs to be done.” As […]