The first thing you should know about the history of energy in the United States is that, about 150 years ago, the horses got absolutely ripped. “In the mid-19th century, you have a massive expansion of the horse body. They become 50 percent more powerful,” Robert Suits, a historian at the University of Chicago, told […]
Presented to the CACOR Wednesday ZOOM meeting on 2020-05-06 by Dr. John Hollins, past Chair, Board of Directors.
There is evidence of declining carbon emissions and improved air quality as societies lockdown. Experts say potential stimulus funding could present an opportunity to perpetuate these changes. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across cities, causing closures and suspensions of services, climate experts say it could sport a silver lining of reduced carbon emissions and […]
The straight goods, not the sunny ways John Hollins, 2020 March 6 2030 The likelihood that Canada as a country will meet the commitment that it made in Paris in 2015 to reduce emissions by 30% between 2005 and 2030 is vanishingly small. The earliest politically and practically feasible year may be 2050. Large differences […]
“This is the consensus of 47 peer-reviewed research papers from 13 independent groups with a total of 91 authors that have been brought together by Stanford University in California. Some of the papers take a broad sweep across the world, adding together the potential for each technology to see if individual countries or whole regions could survive […]