The cost of convenience: drive-throughs

Convenience is expensive. For as long as I recall, and probably generations earlier than that, advertisers have promised that their products will save time. We all know how that turned out. Gas or electric stoves and ovens, refrigerators, washing machines … Continue reading

Saving the planet and our health at the same time

In a previous post, I pointed out similarities between the obesity epidemic and our addiction to oil. As we burn more oil, our air becomes less healthy. We cannot produce enough ourselves and have to buy it from countries that … Continue reading

On stimulating innovation in green energy

The quest for green energy seems strongly bound to the politics of global warming and climate change. I find that unfortunate. The earth’s climate has gotten warmer over the past two centuries. Abundant evidence exists, from scientific measurements to the … Continue reading

Sustainability and obesity: consequences of not living green

Sustainability means finding a balance of economic and social goals with ecological awareness in order to minimize damage to the environment. Obesity, the result of an extreme imbalance of high food intake and low physical activity, serves as a good … Continue reading