Tag Archives: climate change

Who Pays for Climate Change?

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Hurricane Harvey was not a surprise. At least, it shouldn’t have been. Hurricane Ike, which ran just slightly to the east of Houston in 2008, caused an 8 ½ foot flood along the Galveston … Continue reading

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Events & Surprises of 2016

by futurists Richard Worzel and Kit Worzel There are many things that we already know about 2016: The leading edge of the Boomers will turn 70 – and complain about it. The Millennials are taking over in government, business, and society. … Continue reading

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What’s on Your Plate: Feeding the Future

by futurist Kit Worzel The United Nations report on world population estimates a total of 9.6 billion people on the planet by 2050. That’s an increase of more than 2 billion in the next thirty-five years. There have been discussions … Continue reading

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Water Is Not the New Oil: The Future of Water, Part I

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. Water is not the new oil; it’s much more important than that. There are substitutes for oil, but there are no substitutes for water, and we are running dry. As that happens (and it … Continue reading

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The Greediest Generation

by senior futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. In 1998, former news anchor Tom Brokaw wrote a book called The Greatest Generation. In that book he said, “‘it is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.’ He argued that … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Part III: What We Will Do About It

by futurists Richard Worzel & Kit Worzel This is the third of a three-part blog post on climate change and what it means to us. The first part dealt with the evidence that climate change is really happening – although … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Part II: Risk Management

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the second of three parts in an overview of the future of climate change. The first part can be found here. In this section, I’m going to focus on three things relating to … Continue reading

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Why You Should Believe in Climate Change: Part I

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. This is the first part of a three part discussion about climate change. The second part, which deals with the risk management aspects of climate change, can be found here. One topic that inevitably draws comments … Continue reading

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What’s Truly Important in Today’s News

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. As a futurist, I read the news differently than most people. By the time something is on the front page of the mainstream media (MSM), it’s usually of very little interest to me. As well, … Continue reading

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4 Wild Cards for Utilities in 2013: Risks & Opportunities

by futurist Richard Worzel, C.F.A. The utility industries thrive on stability, yet they may well face a number of surprises in 2013 and beyond, both pleasant and unpleasant. And although some of these will be “unknown unknowns”, others may be … Continue reading

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