NPR reports on a study of attitudes of “millennials” (20-30 year old Americans) toward the car-buying process. ‘While they do still want to own a car … they are thinking about, ‘Do I need a car or not?’ in a way that … 10 years ago we wouldn’t have seen to the same extent. … Nearly any possession you can think of stopped being an ‘of course’…for millennials.”
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.