(1) Be a greener long-distance traveler (2) Reduce plastic at the grocery (3) Improve my local transportation choices (4) Reduce energy used for heating and air conditioning (5) Change my diet to reduce exclude beef and lamb (6) Reuse, recycle, repair (7) Stop using plastic beyond the grocery store (8) Do no harm (9) Use … Continue reading Full 10-item list of things I plan to do to combat climate change (#savetheplanet)
This item falls into the category of "do no harm." When you do consume, consume wisely in a way that's least harmful to the planet. Sometimes that will mean choosing the energy-efficient model even if it doesn't have the bells and whistles. Other times, you need to take a minute to stop what is currently … Continue reading Item 8: what I plan to do to help #savetheplanet
India is trying to prevent apocalyptic air pollution. Step 1: Stop farmers from burning their fields. By Joanna Slater October 15 NASA satellite imagery from Oct. 8-31, 2017, shows crop fires spreading throughout the state of Punjab, India. Every October, farmers in northern India set fire to the straw in their rice fields, worsening pollution in … Continue reading India faces horrific air pollution — some causes are unique to that country
I've been intrigued by how many of my friends saw this New York Times article and think the energy boom is a legitimate area of concern for the economy. The Next Financial Crisis Lurks Underground Fueled by debt and years of easy credit, America’s energy boom is on shaky footing. Sept. 1, 2018 Zak Tebbal … Continue reading Is this the next part of our economy that could deflate suddenly?
Altho I have zero doubt that Rick Perry's honesty about all energy being subsidized is without thought or calculation, he is correct -- the government determines winners or losers in the energy field by directing funds their direction. Unfortunately, most partisan statements concentrate only on the subsidies being paid to alternative energy providers while ignoring … Continue reading If all US energy is subsidized (which is true), why not pick the best ones for our future?
Not all articles copy neatly to a blog. This one is worth reading -- a sad tale of what begins as a supposedly happy story of giving up coal for a cleaner fuel but rapidly descends into the transportation by hundreds of trucks ("bomb trucks") of compressed gas thru residential neighborhoods. Check it out here: … Continue reading Cayuga County in the Finger Lakes of NY and the Bomb Truck Proposal
Passionately delivered and factually based objection by a former coal miner to the proposed protection of coal-burning plants to allow continuation of dirty operation. As he says, there is no such thing as “clean coal.” You will have to click thru to see the video which is worth seeing.https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/opinion/coal-miner-trump-emissions-plan.html Opinion Coal Miner to Trump: ‘Coal … Continue reading There’s no such thing as “clean coal”