Opinion: Collateral Damage–It’s Not Just About Carbon Emissions Posted on June 7, 2019June 7, 2019 by Tom Ranken Share By Jim Conca, Forbes, June 7, 2019. Jim Conca addresses the 2018 Energy Leadership Summit (hosted by the CleanTech Alliance and NEBC). Bad farming and forestry practices, climate change and increasing fires are turning huge swaths of land into desert in a vicious cycle that may not stop until much of our global ecosystems are gone forever. And we won’t get them back. Read the full story here.