Saturday, January 23, 2016

decarbonize: descarbonizar

Governor Jerry Brown used this term in his state of the state of California speech last week, saying that we need to "decarbonize the economy". I like it as a way of talking about reducing our carbon dependence.

First step, close the coal plants. I'm proud that the province of Ontario has shut down or converted all coal plants in the last few years.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Corporatocracy: corporocracia

A corporatocracy is a society or system that is governed or controlled by corporations. The urban dictionary is more specific, saying that it is, "rule by an oligarchy of corporate elites through the manipulation of a formal democracy".

The wikipedia entry uses both the terms corporatocracia and corporocracia. The googlage on the term corporatocracia is about 31,000 and for corporocracia it is about 9,000. Nevertheless I would recommend corporocracia, because corporatocracia seems to me to stay too close to the English neologism and not follow normal Spanish patterns.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

climatarian: climariano

Yo he sido climariana por los ultimos dos años - lo cual es a veces un reto en el invierno acá en Ontario, Canada. Pero igual, voy cada semana al 'farmer's market' y me encanta conocer los que cultivan mi comida y qué esta realmente de temporada.

No estas segura que significa climariano? Hasta univision esta escribiendo del nuevo termino del año y tienen este resumen. The basics? Eat local and low on the food chain to reduce your climate impact.