New York City Energy Consumption Patterns


April 2017 / In this issue I want to turn away from global considerations and start looking closer to home at New York City’s energy infrastructure. I’ve often wondered where the electricity comes from which charges my cellphone. Deep in the recesses of my memory I remember a faint reference in an elementary school class to a power grid covering North America. This grid is relatively...

Nuclear Winter


March 2017 / That which we are, we are. Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will. To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. — Alfred Lord Tennyson In 1944, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal published “An American Dilemma,” the seminal study on race relations in America, in which he challenged Americans to bring their racial practices in line with their ideals. Myrdal’s...

The Way Forward


January 2017 / Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night. — Bette Davis, All About Eve Before we focus on where we are headed as a country, some important bullet points about the 2016 Presidential election: Donald Trump won fewer votes than Mitt Romney in 2012. Hillary Clinton did much worse than Barack Obama did in 2012. Exit polls suggested 60% of voters considered Trump...

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