Climate change, economy, retirement

Rising Seas and the Risk to Retirees

  Florida has always been considered a favorite retirement destination. The warmer climate attracting older American’s who have health issues ranging from Asthma to Arthritis, from Heart Disease to Parkinson’s. 20% of Florida’s population is over age 65 (compared to only 15% in New Jersey).   An additional challenge facing retirees in both Florida and… Continue reading Rising Seas and the Risk to Retirees

Climate change, economy, new economy, retirement

Global future growth… and Climate Change

A recent Bloomberg article titled “The Global Growth Hotspots of the Future Are Here” discussed an HSBC report which advises that investors need to focus on the growth of cities in the Emerging Markets. “While wealthier countries are more urbanized today, the proportion of urban to rural dwellers in emerging markets is expected to climb to… Continue reading Global future growth… and Climate Change

Climate change, economy, retirement

“We are talking about a genuine existential issue”: An interview with Ian Dunlop, Sustainability Consultant based in Australia

Ian Dunlop’s life has been spent in the center of the carbon economy and the climate change debate. His bio from LinkedIn chronicles his background… Ian Dunlop has wide experience in energy resources, infrastructure, and international business, for many years on the international staff of Royal Dutch Shell. He has worked at senior level in… Continue reading “We are talking about a genuine existential issue”: An interview with Ian Dunlop, Sustainability Consultant based in Australia

Climate change, economy, new economy, retirement

Rising global temperatures will hurt global GDP

A study just released by the science journal Nature makes the connection between the rise of global temperatures and the negative impact this has on GDP around the world. In the study, titled “Global non-linear effect of temperature on economic production”, researchers found that “fundamental productive elements of modern economies, such as workers and crops,… Continue reading Rising global temperatures will hurt global GDP

AI, Climate change, economy, new economy, retirement

A Guidebook for the Anthropocene Era

    I recently had the pleasure of seeing Gary Vaynerchuk and Stephanie Ruhle in New York City at the 92Y. (1) During the evening Gary shared many insights on the nature of the new economic system that we are seeing develop and how we can survive and excel. I have written before the current… Continue reading A Guidebook for the Anthropocene Era

Climate change, economy, protection

Water Quality in Eastern PA: An interview with Bobby Hughes

I was fortunate in the past year to befriend Bobby Hughes; a guy who has a unique and difficult job in eastern Pennsylvania. He helps protect the water of millions of people…   Recently the Trump administration submitted a budget that substantially cuts funding to the EPA.   Bobby Hughes is the founder and CEO… Continue reading Water Quality in Eastern PA: An interview with Bobby Hughes

Climate change, economy, retirement

How to guarantee retirement

  I recently read a post on LinkedIn which sounded the alarm bells that the “time is running out” for your retirement account. I found it offensive and in poor taste, playing on the fears of the public at large. Throughout most of 2015 there has been a palatable undercurrent of fear in the market…… Continue reading How to guarantee retirement