Alan Drake has been vocal on the recent KXL thread suggesting that we focus on the demand side rather than the supply side of the carbon problem. Most of us were not convinced of his “either/or” proposition, and presuming that it’s either/or, most people who understand the climate side would understand that the supply side is far more crucial. That said, he does make a compelling case on his own turf, for urban rail.
Michael Tobis, editor-in-chief of Planet3.0 and site cofounder, has always been interested in the interface between science and public policy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences where he developed a 3-D ocean model on a custom computing platform. He has been involved in sustainability conversations on the internet since 1992, has been a web software developer since 2000, and has been posting sustainability articles on the web since 2007.