The Trump Administration is on the move to expose roughly 273,000 acres of federal public lands and mineral rights, to hydraulic fracking and oil drilling in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties. The watchdog organization, Los Padres ForestWatch, performed an analysis of official GIS data that pointed to the administration’s efforts and disclosed […]
Santa Barbara has been the home of the World Business Academy for more than a decade, and as such, has been the hub of much of our project based work as we practice “think globally, act locally.” Over the past month, the global impacts of climate change have hit our local community harder and sooner […]
Update: As of mid October, 2015, this video has received nearly 170,000 hits on the UCSB TV website. Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco presents “Nuclear Power: A Mistake in Search of a Mission,” at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Walter H. Capps Center for the study of ethics, religion and public life. Brutoco mentions […]
This video is a Google Earth flyover of the transmission line that is “at risk,” for catastrophic failure in Santa Barbara County. Southern California Edison has determined that a line or tower failure would severely disrupt the availability of energy in Southern Santa Barbara County. Severe storms could prevent the repair and reconnection for weeks […]
World Business Academy President Rinaldo S. Brutoco sat down with close friend and Fellow of the Academy Dr. Deepak Chopra on September 15, 2014 for a wide-ranging discussion on the state of the planet, the emergency of global warming, the promise of renewable energy, and the tactics for shifting consciousness in time to address global […]
From a business perspective, private investors should be seen as the ultimate ”referees” on competing energy choices, using informed diligence and prudent criteria to determine which energy technologies can compete in the market with the best chance of generating revenues and profits. As Amory Lovins points out, the capital markets have already spoken. Private investors and project finance lenders have flatly rejected large base-load nuclear power plants and have enthusiastically embraced supply-side competitors, decentralized cogeneration, and renewables.
The intention of this short film is to express the heartfelt concern that motivates World Business Academy Founding President Rinaldo S. Brutoco to put his effort, time and energy into the World Business Academy. This video combines contemporaneous comments from Brutoco, set to music by Gary Malkin, an eight-time Emmy award-winning composer, with film from […]
If you think climate change is something that is going to happen in the future, you might want to take 60 seconds to observe what is happening now. In this short animation, the oldest sea ice (10 years or older) is white while the new ice (1 year) is light blue. Watch as the oldest […]
Stand in the future you wish to see. Then look backward from there at the path and the choices that helped us solve our challenges, regenerate our natural systems, and learn to live in harmony with the planet and each other. Take four minutes to explore this way of thinking. This short film, directed by […]
Permafrost: The Tipping Time Bomb, a production of the Yale forum on Climate Change and the Media, describes the urgent and little-understood climate change tipping point – the melting of the permafrost and the release of the massive stores of currently frozen greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Pegged by climatologists as one of the most […]
Big Ag subsidies make developing countries’ farm sectors less competitive, undermining fair trade and global food security.
Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, is required reading for anyone who wants to understand the growing U.S. water crisis.