RP Siegel

RP Siegel, author and inventor, shines a powerful light on numerous environmental and technological topics. His work has appeared in Triple Pundit, GreenBiz, Justmeans, CSRWire, Sustainable Brands, PolicyInnovations, Social Earth, 3BL Media, ThomasNet, Huffington Post, Strategy+Business, Mechanical Engineering, and engineering.com among others . He is the co-author, with Roger Saillant, of Vapor Trails, an adventure novel that shows climate change from a human perspective. RP is a professional engineer - a prolific inventor with 52 patents and President of Rain Mountain LLC a an independent product development group. RP recently returned from Abu Dhabi where he traveled as the winner of the 2015 Sustainability Week blogging competition.Contact: bobolink52@gmail.com

Could Donald Trump Deliver a Universal Basic Income?

A universal basic income could be a relatively easy way for Donald Trump to to help the middle class recoup financial losses from the 2008 economic downturn, a key campaign promise. But would he really do it?

What We Lose if We Silence Science

Earlier this week, the Trump administration instructed employees at certain federal agencies to stop communicating with the public. It’s not unusual for a new administration to change how government agencies communicate with the public and journalists. But the precision with which these gag orders target climate science has some experts worried.

Obama: The Climate Fight Has ‘Irreversible Momentum’

This week Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to pen an article for the peer-reviewed Science magazine. In it, he argues that clean energy and climate action achieved “irreversible momentum” that will persist regardless of future policies coming out of Washington.

Portland Takes Aim at Inequality with CEO Tax

All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the salary of the lowest paid employee. The city commissioner, who wants to use the funds to end homelessness, explained: “Of course, this reform alone will not close our nation’s economic divide. But it does send a powerful message that our community is ready to take a stand against the extreme inequality that harms all of us.”

Fukushima Radiation in the Pacific (Revisited)

While the level of concern suggested in my prior piece was overstated, I maintain that the situation at Fukushima is far from resolved and that is remains a serious concern, particularly in Japan.