Global Warming Projections

The theoretical global warming projections are now being compared to reality measurements, which really can’t be readily contested. Here’s a summary, followed by some suggestions about what each of us can actually do to improve the situation.

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Global Warming’s Worst-Case Projections Look Increasingly Likely

A new study based on satellite observations finds that temperatures could rise nearly 5 °C by the end of the century.

 

by James Temple

MIT Technology Review

December 6, 2017

 

Global warming’s worst-case projections look increasingly likely, according to a new study that tested the predictive power of climate models against observations of how the atmosphere is actually behaving.… Keep reading

Sense of Community

Here are some excerpts from “The Wisdom of the Native Americans,” by    Kent Nerburn, that relate to the development of a sense of community – which is seen as increasingly crucial during difficult times or when feelings of fear are more pervasive.  While the quotes come from a different culture and an earlier time in our country, the underlying principles are still quite relevant – especially to sustainable living.  I’ve cited the page numbers, and will add a few comments afterwards.… Keep reading

Global Food Supplies

If we think about the different aspects of sustainability – heating, cooling, air quality, electrical power, waste management, etc. – the most critical one has to be food. In the history of civilizations on our planet, loss of food resources was key to the extinction of those civilizations.  We now have a global civilization, and an increasing amount of starvation and malnutrition is already happening

Those of us in countries that have an ample food supply can’t even imagine walking into a supermarket and seeing empty shelves.… Keep reading

Changes coming from electric car adoption

Here’s a nicely detailed article about changes that will be coming due to the adoption of electric cars. If you don’t drive one now, some of the changes predicted may seem far-fetched.  I drive one, and those changes seem very reasonable and accurate.  In a world filled with worries and fears, this is an excellent positive trend that most people will be adopting very soon.

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Charting The Changes Electric Car Adoption Will Bring

 

Published on September 18th, 2017 by Guest Contributor

First published on CleanTechnica

 

The electric car revolution continues to gain momentum, just as autonomous features are becoming mainstream.… Keep reading

SUSTAINABLE LIFE QUALITY

Our twenty-first century life style provides amenities and opportunities never before experienced on Earth. I doubt many would relish returning to the life style lived centuries ago by Native Americans.  Yet, they may hold lessons from which we could further enhance how we live today.

Quoting from pages 29-30, “The Wisdom of the Native Americans,” by Kent Nerburn, comments by a co-star in “The Outlaw Josie Wales,” Chief Dan George …

 

“My friends, how desperately do we need to be loved and to love.Keep reading