Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The World Without Us

I haven't yet read Alan Weisman's book, marketed as an explanation of how our infrastructure would collapse and vanish without human presence. There's a nifty site that allows you to place your mouse over certain time periods to see what the author says would happen.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Penn & Teller

The magicians Penn & Teller have a great video on YouTube in which they persuade people to sign a petition banning “di-hydrogen monoxide,” a ubiquitous chemical found in many raw and prepared foods. “Di-hydrogen monoxide” is another name for H2O—that is, water. It shows how consumers can be duped by technical chemical names and the importance of actually understanding what's in the products we purchase for ourselves.

S&P Expands Global Thematic Index Series

S&P Expands Global Thematic Index Series

I was more interested to see the S&P Global Clean Energy Index referenced in the alternative energy index mix. And. It's encouraging to me that providers of capital have another vehicle in the context of the natural capitalism needed to bring about a true revolution toward sustainability mindset.