Terry Tamminen

Terry Tamminen is the former secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and is now a policy adviser and author. His latest book is Watercolors: How JJ the Whale Saved Us.

Top Five Earth Day Presents

What do you get Mother Earth on her big day (reminder: it’s April 22nd!)? She’s just so hard to shop for and, after all, she …

Climate Change Cowards

Overheard at the water cooler this week: Tom: Sally, did you know we can solve climate change for as little as $35 per person? Sally: …

Snakebit Supply Chains

Ever hear of a reality show called “Snake Salvation?” Me neither, until one of the serpent-handling co-stars was bit last month by a snake during …

How to Have a Very Happy New Year

As the confetti is swept away and the world gets back to work, will 2014 be a banner year or will we be singing that …

Something Better than Coal in Your Stocking?

Legend says that naughty kids get a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking, so do nice kids get clean energy in theirs, at least …

The Digital Life

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil predicts that before mid-century the exponential acceleration of information technologies, robotics, medical science, and artificial intelligence will result in a …

Hug a Government Worker Day

Ten years ago this week, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected governor of California and he appointed me to be the Secretary of the California Environmental Protection …

Playing the Energy Lottery

Last year Americans spent $65billion on lottery tickets. In some games, the odds of winning have been compared to the probability of being struck by …

Taking the Scare Out of Scarceonomics

Global population hit 7 billion well ahead of most predictions. The UN now forecasts that we will share the planet — and its increasingly scarce …

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