The Elusive Future of San Francisco’s Fog from the New York Times of 09/14/2022.
From SWISS-INFO, an informative essay on the Nant de Drance hydroelectric power plant.
Interview – Peter Kalmus: ‘As a species, we’re on autopilot, not making the right decisions’ Ian Tucker May 21, 2022 The Nasa data scientist explains why inaction on the climate crisis pushed him to chain himself to an LA bank – and why trusting in the ‘people in charge’ is so dangerous: ==================================== Do you … [Read more…]
Commentary: Utility profits the unspoken factor in California’s rooftop solar fight
In the New Yorker, Bill McKibben wrote an essay titled “In a World on Fire, Stop Burning Things” Here, he references many new reports which fortify the case for moving to renewable energy now and reinforcing the need to stop burning. On the last day of February, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued its … [Read more…]
Interview – Energy efficiency guru Amory Lovins: ‘It’s the largest, cheapest, safest, cleanest way to address the crisis’ by John Vidal “Solar and wind are now the cheapest bulk power sources in 91% of the world, and the UN’s International Energy Agency (IEA) expects renewables to generate 90% of all new power in the coming … [Read more…]
March 9, 2022, Petaluma CA I just searched this blog for the word DROUGHT and found all the entries dated from 2020. I decided to start this journal due to the household conversations we’ve had on how we are going to ration our irrigation water this year. Water is due to become even more expensive … [Read more…]
The Guardian: ‘Noise radar’ in Paris will catch raucous cars and motorbikes System promises to issue tickets automatically in attempt to address sound pollution in the city Under existing legislation authorities can already sanction the owners of noisy vehicles, but police need to have the necessary equipment and catch the driver in the act. The … [Read more…]
Another article from the Guardian concerning the lifting of COVID protocols in England and some experts reactions: Next Covid strain could kill many more warn scientists ahead of England restrictions ending. Demands grow for government science chiefs to reveal evidence backing move to lift last protective measures … The dangers posed by accepting the widespread … [Read more…]
In the Guardian: Abolish internet shopping in Belgium, says leader of party in coalition Paul Magnette, the Socialist party leader, describes e-commerce as ‘social and ecological degradation’ There are no options for commenting on this idea on the Guardian itself, so after you read it, come back here and let us know what you think.