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Neil Bazley
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This is such a well reasoned post there is no chance that it can gain any traction.

Pricing the emissions of an unsustainable business that is making wild profits off the backs of our future generations unfortunately won't fly with the "I got mine, Jack' crowd. It upsets me because giving renewable sources of energy a level playing field wouldn't likely change the profit levels of large oil companies or damamge the economy in the long term (see: CFCs) as they are in the energy business. I've worked for a few of the large oil companies. If sustainable sources of energy become viable, they will shift production.

It's unfortunate that ideologies drive people to ignore any evidence that doesn't fit their world view when the facts don't fit.
Why We Need a Carbon Tax:

“The scientific community is clear: Global warming is real and it is caused by human activity. In terms of droughts, heat waves, floods, forest fires, disease, rising sea levels and extreme weather disturbances, global warming is already causing devastating problems. The simple truth is that if we do not act boldly and quickly these problems will only get much worse in the years to come. A carbon tax must be a central part of our strategy for dramatically reducing carbon pollution,” Sen. Bernie Sanders wrote in a column posted Wednesday on The Huffington Post. “I am proud to have joined with Sen. Barbara Boxer, the chair of the environment committee in the Senate, in introducing the Climate Protection Act. Our legislation, which creates a straightforward carbon and methane fee, is the boldest carbon bill ever introduced. Now is the time to rally the American people in support of this bill.”

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It is time for Congress to catch up with the scientific community and with the rest of the country, acknowledge the severity of the climate change crisis, and take bold action to reduce carbon emissions and leave a habitable planet for our grandchildren.
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Happy 87th Birthday to Chuck Berry!
Arguably the father of rock and roll guitar, and still going strong. Something I didn't know about this song: In 1973, "Come Together" was the subject of a lawsuit brought against Lennon by Big Seven Music Corp. (owned by  Morris Levy ) who was the publishe...
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The Picard scale for the potential for extra-planetary life.
A webcomic ...about lobsters trees. Yes, really.
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Why it's so hard to stay on top of advances, and why it matters so much.
The following is a guest post by Alistair Croll. I posted this on Facebook but it belongs here instead. There’s a meme running around that somehow the iPhone fingerprint scanner uploads your biomet...
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The new hotness in indie rock.  I'll be seeing them live in about 2 weeks and I'm giddy.
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Both from my sales and business analysis careers, listening has been one of the key traits to my successes. What I found interesting, is that although Eddie focuses on marketing, the example he uses show why introverts make good leaders!
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An extensive treatise that mirrors my thoughts on Gladwell's 'pop science'. 
Malcolm Gladwell, the New Yorker writer and perennial bestselling author, has a new book out. It's called David and Goliath: Misfits, Underdogs, and the Art of Battling Giants. I reviewed it (PDF) in last weekend's edition of...
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Neil Bazley is a Senior Business Analyst with over 16 years experience in logistics, software development, business analysis and business process management. Neil's prior roles have included software sales, project manager, team lead and of course, business analyst.  He is currently a contract business analyst with a focus on business process, business rules and organizational change management.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan.  In the business analysis community, Neil has been active as both the Vice President Marketing and Communications and the President of the Calgary IIBA Chapter.  He is now the Deputy Vice President Chapters and chairs the Chapter Start Up Committee.  He is also involved in business architecture, business process and organizational change management organizations. Neil has lived and worked in Calgary Canada but is now a global BA.
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