Environment

Climate Change Is Coming, Whether You Believe It Or Not

We can’t see, day to day, the changes we’re making to our planet with our ongoing, uncontrolled climate experiments. Out of sight, out of mind. I saw an image meme going around recently: A group of people about to cross a bridge that looked perfectly safe, captioned “97 engineers said the bridge is going to collapse, 3 said it’ll be fine. Who do you believe?”...
Read More »
Environment

Solar Plant’s Unexpected, Fiery, Avian Murder Consequences

  File under: Problems we weren’t expecting to have. You would think we’d all remember the kid with the magnifying glass burning ants on the sidewalk every summer, but no. We built a huge solar array with laser-like focal points that sets hapless birds on fire as they pass through it. Serves them right for flaunting their natural ability to fly, maybe, but with...
Read More »
[sc:respoads]
Environment

Crowdfunding a sustainable future.

A new crowdfunding campaign has begun for a pretty incredible idea: Transforming our parking lots and roads into hi-tech solar panels. The Indiegogo campaign hopes to work up just one million dollars to transform several sections of American private roadway – parking lots, driveways, etc. – into sustainable, sophisticated solar power generators, to be essentially a proof-of-concept. The indiegogo video is important in itself,...
Read More »

There are no easy climate change solutions.

If you’re not reading Michael Cote, now would be a good time to start. Even with the 97 percent consensus among climate scientists about the origin and dire consequences of global climate change, the policy recommendations typically still fall short, projecting an unjustifiably hopeful view that disaster can yet be averted. Politically, there’s some necessity to presenting a picture of a workable ‘solution,’ as...
Read More »
[sc:respoads]