This is no longer something that’s theory or conjecture or something that comes out of computer models. We’re observing the climate changing. It’s real. It’s happening. It’s scientific fact.
The decade that just ended saw nine of the 10 warmest years on record, and warmer temperatures mean more moisture in the air. That moisture can fall as torrential, flooding rains in the summertime or blizzards in the winter.
Likes to call solar power “the bridge to our future.” Since taking office in January, 2007, Gabby has been both a chief engineer and a tireless construction worker on that solar bridge.
“My mission as an elected official,” Gabby once said, “is to help move solar policy forward.”
A former Fulbright scholar with a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from Cornell University, Gabby brings a keen intellect and a solid understanding of our physical infrastructure to the debate on the nation’s ene
In Our Backyard (A Monsanto Introspective) from Namreblis Ekim on Vimeo.
The focus of the piece is on a small village just east of St. Louis known as Sauget. Years ago this tiny area was incorporated as Monsanto. For those who remain unaware Monsanto Company was one of the leading chemical producers of the twentieth century and has been responsible for producing chemicals like DDT, an insecticide known to be carcinogenic. Agent Orange, a dioxin riddled chemical used as a defoliant in the Vietna
After 9-11 the NRC said that nuclear plants had to be able stand a 747 jetline crash. OK, so engineers at Westinghouse & GE designed a nuclear plant strong enough to stand a jetliner crash. Now NRC says that nuclear plants designs are to stiff and need to blend with wind a like a tree, so as not to break in hurricane (typhoon) force winds.
Khun Don Sambandaraksa, Bangkok Post
Future shock: We got it wrong
* Published: 22/12/2010 at 12:00 AM
* Newspaper section: Database
I must have spend much of my childhood wondering about the future. As a child of the '70s, I grew up seeing a bleak, post-apocalyptic vision. Whether it was in the aftermath of a war with the USSR or just a meteor shower leaving humanity blind and eaten by man-eating plants (as in Day of the Triffids) or brainwashed and put into bubble-ski
This is the way 1.5 billion people light their homes & small businesses in India, China, Asia, and Africa. Twenty years from now these people will be doing good. While fossile fuel dependent and energy wasting cities like Bangkok will be suffering.
But since Janette Sadik-Khan was named commissioner of New York City's DOT back in 2007, she's been all those things, and so have her policies. Working within the framework of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC 2030 initiative, which sets ambitious goals for the greening of America's biggest city, Sadik-Khan has undertaken a number of kickass initiatives to reconfigure the streets of New York -- giving primacy to people over automobiles for the first time since Robert Moses started running freeway
"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand." Carl Sagan
Energy Secretary Chu at COP-16: Building a Sustainable Energy Future
Our Mix panelists, filmmaker Bjorn Lomborg, actress Gloria Reuben and Daniel Weiss, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, debate whether Lomborg's new film, “Cool It!” is proposes appropriate solutions for climate change.
Weiss says a better title for the film would be, “Don't Worry, Be Oblivious.” He argues that the people who are shouting the loudest are climate science deniers, who have been able to shout out reasonable policy choices. He believes waiting for renewable energy to