Running dry!

 

When we read about “global warming” or “water shortages” or “air quality” or GMO crops that are harmful to human consumption, we rarely feel panic.

 

“How real is all that?

I’m feeling fine.”

 

And even if a town runs out of water – as happened a few years ago in Colorado and more recently in southern California – we’ll tend to see those events as anomalies, and not necessarily as a permanent impending crisis.

 

We’ve got time to adjust …

if the problem happens at all.”

 

I recall reading how Tuscan, Arizona’s aquifer would run dry in five years.… Keep reading

Silence !

Whenever I’ve evolved some truly insightful thoughts to share with my wife, and begin to (eloquently) share them, her first response is often: “Silence!”  Now, I know she really values my brilliance, so I thought I’d explore to see what else she might be implying.  And I found a rich and insightful book by that name.  So … here are some of the excerpts that jumped out to me.  I discovered that silence may be a valuable aspect for enhancing our quality of life experience, a key to sustainable living. … Keep reading

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

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