So now, here’s a neither random nor comprehensive compilation of climate justice happenings and musings from the middle of May to the end of June 2016.
Dan Chiras: "The most affluent have become the most effluent." Dr. Pooper: "You humans have big brains, but you've got even bigger arseholes."
Utilities face a host of rapid changes in a what used to be a staid business: new business models, changing supply and demand forecasts, new distributed architectures, new types of resources, new participants in the power grid that they don’t control…yet they still must maintain a highly reliable power grid that operates within fairly narrow parameters.
Bees are essential to food production. In response to the massive, global colony collapse problem, myriad urban beekeeping organizations have cropped up around the country.
We’ve all heard of small towns whose economies have been devastated by the depression of a national industry that employs most of the townspeople.
In India, economic development and modernity have transformed livelihoods into deadlihoods, wiping out millennia-old livelihoods that were ways of life with no sharp division between work and leisure, and replacing them with dreary assembly line jobs.
A midweek update After two days of drops occasioned by the Brexit vote, oil prices rebounded on Tuesday and Wednesday as trader concerns shifted to supply and demand issues once again.
Today, linking farmers to markets is an overarching policy for almost all development agencies as well as governments.
So, shine on you crazy Transitioners, and Changemakers of all Hues and Persuasions. Shine harder than you ever shone before...
As an engineer and permaculture designer living in a cold-climate, I am particularly fascinated with the interplay between thermodynamics and design and with capturing “waste” energy and finding novel, inexpensive and efficient ways to store and/or recapture and re-use it. One of these such systems, is geothermal storage.
The Energy Cliff is a key concept in ecological economics. Should we understand this Cliff as both a mathematical ratio and a historical reality?
The outcome of last week’s vote concerning Britain’s membership in the European Union has set off anguished cries and handwaving across much of the internet and the mass media.
The ability to harness energy creates wealth and confers social power.
Floating solar panel arrays are increasingly being deployed in places as diverse as Brazil and Japan. One prime spot for these “floatovoltaic” projects could be the sunbaked U.S. Southwest, where they could produce clean energy and prevent evaporation in major man-made reservoirs.
How is it in this country we are so willing to look at technology and say that it will solve all of our problems?
I suppose I have no option but to write about Brexit, adding my own small voice to the torrent of verbiage that’s already been devoted to the current extraordinary events.
We need an economy which follows laws of physics and of nature.
In Kodagu, India, a couple has created a biodiversity haven. Over two decades, the Malhotras bought abandoned farmland and planted a rainforest to invite all kinds of animals into their sanctuary.
Those who enjoy fiction set in the deindustrial future should check out Into the Ruins.