National Association of Manufacturers on Global Warming

nam_logo.gifThe crew who write the blog for the National Association of Manufacturers really have it out for global warming. I don’t know a whole lot about the organization, only that when you google topics related to global warming, the blog comes up a lot.
So, although I have to respect people who want to think critically about exactly what the effects of climate change will be or whether or not we can actually do anything to stop it, I find it hard to belive that anyone still doubts that it’s happening at all. I find it even harder to agree with a group that seems to be only obsessed with cheap energy and getting more of it from more fossil sources regardless of the cost and location – as opposed to advocating efficiency as a priority, which has obvious, and much greater, immediate benefits. Furthermore, when an organization takes glee in disparaging anyone who suggests that humans have caused problems on this planet, as they repeatedly do with those who advocate action on global warming, they undermine their own credibility.
That’s sad news for America’s manufacturers. News flash – Environmentalism is NOT a socialist plot. Let’s stop there for now and see if anything sinks in.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.