We float above living Earth in a life supplied by fossilised life.
Articles: powering down (54)
In which I reveal the changes in our household energy usage from 2003 through 2015 and how we achieved them.
In November and December of 2015, I visited a couple of places in India that inspired some questions and thoughts about what is involved in protecting the earth.
The impact of the Tooth Fairy Syndrome is all the more felt in the main media and among politicians – with the end result that so many lay people (and many experts) end up highly confused about what to think and do about energy matters.
The ‘peak oil’ controversy is staging a come-back as the industry confronts higher costs—and low prices
As you read this, humankind has used up nature’s budget for the year.
At this point most people appear to know that something is terribly, terribly wrong in the United States of America.
Thus it’s not inappropriate to ask what happened to all the apparent political momentum the climate change movement had ten or fifteen years ago, and why a movement so apparently well organized, well funded, and backed by so large a scientific consensus failed so completely.
Clearly, individuals, households, communities, and nongovernmental organizations cannot merely stand by and hope that political leaders somehow find the wherewithal at the last moment (if it is not already too late) to halt our descent into climate chaos.
OVER THE LAST two centuries in the West, we have been telling ourselves that economic growth is the most direct path to prosperity, that the good life implies material affluence, and that technology and ‘free markets’ will be able to solve most of our social and environmental problems.