New York Times writer loans business column to sustainability
Despite a national discourse that ignores or undercuts issues like global warming, Porter points out, “when President Obama talked about the nation’s energy revolution during his State of the Union address last month, he could have boasted that American emissions of CO2 had fallen almost 13 percent since 2007. It was perhaps the biggest decline among industrial countries, and substantially steeper than in Europe, which has been much more committed to combating climate change.”
After a look at the history of emission in the United States (did you know that President Jimmy Carter installed solar panels to warm the water in the white house? Later in the piece, Porter debates whether the successes — like reduced emissions — are sustainable.
It is a smart broad scope look at the sustainability of sustainability it American, worth a read.
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