Climate Solutions: That Escalated Quickly

An utterly crushing day for Big Oil1) Chevron investors demand emission cuts2) Dutch court tells Shell to cut emissions by half3) Exxon shareholders buck the company and elect directors demanding climate action.Thanks to all who fight–you push long enough and dominoes tumble — Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) May 26, 2021 This guy @jamieclimate is a big…

Climate Solutions: Plug-In Hybrids

Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) vehichles are a short-term solution until electric vehicles can practically be driven long distances and recharged quickly. Making cross-country treks doable.   My plug-in hybrid SUV gets about 515 miles on a single tank of gas and enough electric miles to tootle around town all day on a single charge.   I…

Climate Documentary: Brave Blue World

This has been in my Netflix queue a few weeks and I finally found the time to watch it. I recommend it. Informative and hopeful, it highlights good people advancing excellent ideas for distribution, treatment and conservation of water. More info here. Brave Blue World explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to…

Killing The Lawn: Phase 1

It began innocently enough with laying out an outline of what might be nice and a promise I’d think about it for a while. Two weeks later, phase 1 is complete. My goal was to create an excellent soil base to replace what is now pretty much cement hard clay. The previous owners used a…

Climate Crisis

Is there a global warming crisis?  A climate change crisis? I believe there is.  I also believe, as with the tobacco and cancer connection, a campaign of misinformation is being waged. The facts are clear, the pictures indisputable, the planet is warming as CO2 levels go up…and up. But does it really matter? Do you…