Spaceship Earth

History | References “All of our victories are temporary, but all of our losses are permanent.” – David Brower, founder of Friends of the Earth What is Earth System Science? Earth System Science (ESS) is the application of systems science to the Earth sciences. It attempts to study the whole Earth as a system of […]

The End of Big Oil

References “Is the oil barrel half empty or half full?” – Did we Just Witness the End of Big Oil? | CNBC Dirty Energy and Dirty Money This dastardly duo has plagued mankind for centuries, but now fossil fuel subsidized dirty energy and dirty money have put the future of all life in jeopardy. Even […]

Nuclear Power: A Risk Analysis

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“Far from tackling climate change, nuclear power is an expensive distraction whose safety is threatened by wildfires and floods, experts say.” Climate News Network 100 Seconds to Midnight The atomic Doomsday Clock (video) was moved to 100 SECONDS to midnight January 23, 2020. This the closest it has ever been before in history. “As the […]

Renewables

What is Renewable Energy (RE)? Renewables such as wind, solar, and hydro are much more efficient, clean, safe and climate friendly. According to EIA, “renewable energy is energy from sources that are naturally replenishing but flow-limited. They are virtually inexhaustible in duration but limited in the amount of energy that is available per unit of […]

Energy Sector Disruptors

“One cannot change an existing system; one must create a new system that makes the old system obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller. Implications of Climate Change on the Energy Sector Energy sector analysts expect the next decade to see incredible disruption. The potential for emerging technologies to galvanize a shift away from fossil and nuclear fuels […]

Health Impacts

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”― Wendell Berry Health Impacts of Climate Change When people talk about climate change, they usually refer to the impact it […]

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather History | References “Scientists predict a major upturn in the incidence of extreme weather events due to the changing climate. According to the National Wildlife Foundation, the maximum wind speeds of tropical storms/hurricanes are expected to rise 11% by the end of the 21st century. Total rainfall is also expected to increase by […]

Coronavirus Pandemic

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“However horrific the COVID-19 pandemic may seem, it is merely one symptom of gross human ecological dysfunction. The prospect of economic implosion is directly connected. The overarching reality is that the human enterprise is in a state of overshoot.”