The Nerd in The Cabinet…*Steven Chu
“Once a professor, always a professor.” began my favorite writer’s article. I was surprised, to say the least, by the word “nerd” in the headline, and “once a professor, always a professor.” I’ve only known Marc Gunther to give generative, not negative comments.
One of my greeting cards says “Once a king, always a king.“ The inside says “but once a night is enough.“ Oops, my age is showing.
Seriously… I’d give anything for the ability to be as balanced and non-judgmental as Marc Gunther who I’ve followed religiously -pun intended- since I first read the God and Business article in Fortune Magazine, which spawned Gunther’s book by the same name.
Well, he did not disappoint me. I found the article of such great value, I’ve taken the liberty of passing it on to you here: The Nerd in The Cabinet | Marc Gunther. And if you know the answer to my question in my reply, copied below for your convenience, do pass it on to me too.
Two questions re these helpful suggestions:
1. The simple step of painting roofs white could cut air conditioning costs by 15% in warm weather regions”
Exactly what type of paint, and where is it available, and could we arrange a cost efficient way to distribute it? I live in Miami. For office and home we’re talking $5000 a year here in addition to helping the environment and the future of our kids.
2. ”The costs of enacting climate-change legislation, he said, are about 45 cents a day for a family of four.”
Can you give another “simple step” we can each take, personally, to help enact this legislation?
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* Steven Chu, the Energy Secretary, winner of the Nobel Prize and former physics teacher at Berkeley, spoke at a Washington fundraising dinner for Conservation International, the global NGO.
Actually, he delivered a lecture, deploying a long, detailed PowerPoint presentation.
Steven presented charts and graphs explaining temperature fluctuations over decades, rising CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere over the last 800,000 years.
He pointed out changes in sea levels, payback for investments in energy efficiency, even a diagram of a new battery technology.
Kisses™ has said that more simply for a long time. . .
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