A massive boulder on a coastal ridge in North Eleuthera, the Bahamas. A new research paper claims it was most likely moved there by powerful storms during the last warm period of Earth history, 120,000 years ago, and warns that such stormy conditions could recur because of human emissions of greenhouse gases.CreditCharles Ommanney/The Washington Post, […]
Nearly every human being on the planet consumes energy beyond the amount they derive from food, some more than others. In 2014, Americans, on average, consumed a total of 230 kilowatt-hours of energy per person per day. Right now 30 out of 51 kwh/person/day of residential energy is used towards space and water heating. With […]
The regime will add another 31 gigawatts of wind power in 2016, but how much of it will the country actually use? Western idealists often portray China as a country that “can get things done,” be it investment in infrastructure or the expansion of renewable energy. What they often fail to ask is whether the […]
Amazingly inspiring talk by the Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay: “This country isn’t just carbon neutral – it’s carbon negative” he says. He speaks of their carbon fund at the end of the talk.
I used to think that top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse and climate change. I thought that thirty years of good science could address these problems. I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed and apathy, and to deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don’t know […]