Are we the frog paralyzed in our inaction?

In a highly readable account, Tom Rand looks to contemporary psychology, economics, business, and finance to explain our stasis in the face of one of the most fundamental problems of our time -- climate change. Rand’s account doesn’t just point fingers but goes deeper — to our motivations, institutional lethargy, and deeply buried assumptions about market economics.

Join Sustainable Prosperity and author Tom Rand for a fascinating conversation about how -- and whether-- our ingenuity, technology, capital, and policy can work together to turn down the heat and at the same time enable the largest economic opportunity of the 21st century.

About the Author

After a number of years as a successful software entrepeneur, Tom Rand now focuses his efforts on carbon mitigation. He's active in Cleantech venture capital, technology incubation and commercialization, and public advocacy. He is currently Managing Partner of the privately-backed Arctern Ventures, and a Senior Advisor at the MaRS Discovery District. Rand sits on the board of a number of clean energy companies and organizations. He is the the author of Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit, and Waking the Frog. Visit his website at