Real climate change action means emissions reduction, and that’s not going to happen the way we do it now

Real climate change action means emissions reduction, and that’s not going to happen the way we do it now

There is a problem with climate change, like anyone needs reminding. The problem is, it’s not what everyone thinks it is. The most recent IPCC report paints a grim picture, saying that unprecedented levels of change are required. A fairly representative commentary on the report calls the report “the final call”, stating that if global temperatures […]

The lonely, thankless job of heating the world in winter

The lonely, thankless job of heating the world in winter

It’s almost here – the darkness and the icy death grip of winter. Some may not feel the full sting of it, if you live in sunny and warm climates, while other brave souls embrace it. Having had fingers so numb I couldn’t unlock a door, I tend to be not as thrilled, but in […]

The IPCC says all we have to do to prevent global warming is to change everything. Here’s a better idea: know your real footprint

The IPCC says all we have to do to prevent global warming is to change everything. Here’s a better idea: know your real footprint

At a certain point of any endeavour, exhaustion sets in. As boxers say, you have a finite pool of energy in the tank, and you choose where to burn it. When you’re done, you’re done. It is therefore sad news for those that think we are going to be getting off fossil fuels any time […]

Both sides now – a wise judge demands fossil fuel opponents explain each other

Both sides now – a wise judge demands fossil fuel opponents explain each other

A pack of cigarettes is a rare sight these days, around here anyway, and it is just as well. Cigarette companies are now required to show disgusting pictures of diseased gums and scabs and sores along with a warning that this will be your fate if you fire up. It may not be highly scientific; […]

Billion-dollar baby steps – now THIS is how to transition to green energy

Billion-dollar baby steps – now THIS is how to transition to green energy

A handful of good clichés can get you through life. The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Don’t eat yellow snow. Here’s another interesting one – learn to walk before you run. On the surface, it’s kind of dumb […]