Carl Nettleton

Carl Nettleton is an acclaimed writer, speaker, facilitator, and analyst. He heads Nettleton Strategies, an environmental policy firm specializing in oceans, all things water, energy, climate, and U.S. Mexico border issues. Carl also founded OpenOceans Global, an NGO linking people to the world's oceans. Carl also serves on the national and California advisory councils for Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a national, nonpartisan group of business owners, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. He is also active with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Energy and Water Committee, the international Eye on Earth initiative, and other business and environmental organizations.

The Ailes Legacy: A Divisive Formula of Confrontation

Media mogul Roger Ailes passed away on Thursday, prompting a litany of stories about his career. However, the Ailes legacy should not be about his groundbreaking efforts in politics and media, but rather his role in creating the divisive and polarized political atmosphere gripping the country today, says 3p’s Carl Nettleton.

Climate Change Policies and Federal Funding Cuts Could Impact Military, Developing Nations

When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said “spending on climate change is a waste of your money, and we’re not going to do it anymore.” The implications of that pronouncement and the related Presidential Executive Order Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth released on March 28 are far reaching, and will most assuredly cost money in the long run.

San Diego and Tijuana Share Uncertainty About Border Crackdown

Though separated by a border, San Diego and Tijuana function almost as sister cities. Residents cross regularly to work, shop, and visit with friends and family. What do the recent executive orders issued by U.S. President Donald Trump mean to these two cities? How will building a border wall, increasing enforcement at the border and deporting more undocumented individuals impact the region? 3p’s Carl Nettleton speaks with business leaders on both sides of the border to find out.

In Los Angeles, A New Approach to Marine Science

A new collaborative in Los Angeles aims to create “an ocean that will sustain future generations.” And it’s not a pie-in-the-sky concept — it taps into a $1.3 trillion “blue economy” experts say will only continue to grow.

Despite Trump’s Carrier Deal, US Manufacturing Jobs Remain at Risk

President-elect Donald Trump’s deal to stop the Indiana air-conditioning manufacturer from moving a plant to Mexico has been one of the most discussed of his pre-presidency moves. Mr. Trump contends he has saved more than 1,000 U.S. jobs. However, experts — including Greg Hayes, the CEO of United Technologies (UTC), Carrier’s parent firm — indicate the decision will ultimately result in fewer jobs.

Emissions from Coal Flatten But Don’t Reflect Planned Increases in Use

The 2016 Global Carbon Project’s annual analysis of carbon emissions showed that contributions from coal declined by 0.28 percent during the last year. While this is a hopeful statistic and part of a flattening trend prevalent for the last three years, it does not reflect predictions for coal use globally.

The Rise of Water and Energy Self-Sufficiency

The trend toward sufficiency filters all the way from the largest cities to the smallest towns as communities and businesses invest in locally-renewable water and energy.