Renewable electricity tipping point

Here’s some good news. Perhaps the sum-total of our efforts to stop the negative effects of climate change are now large enough to counteract the problem we’ve created. I don’t think that means we can now cease the transition we’re undergoing. But it could mean that we will achieve a positive future for coming generations.  Even more …

The #1 reason people bought a Garden Atrium home was beauty – of the home and of the site, which is a quality-of-life experience factor, not an ecological or money-saving factor.… Keep reading

The Joy of Freedom

Here’s an unusual look at sustainability. I now define “Sustainable Living” as (1) living 100% (net zero) with what Earth provides – which is affordable and actually not difficult to do – and (2) enjoying a better quality-of-life experience; the #1 reason people bought one of our Garden Atrium homes was “aesthetics,” not being eco-friendly or slashing their utility bills. Here’s an extreme that, being born and raised here, I take for granted:  Freedom.

We live in the most diverse nation on Earth, built on wave after wave of immigrants.… Keep reading

New Era Dawning

New Era Dawning

Stuart W. Rose, Ph.D.

 

This blog varies from my usual use of a research report with added commentaries. Instead, it carries a kind of “big picture” summation of what I see happening.  Daily news focuses on events.  So many events are being reported, 24-7, that it’s difficult to come away with a clear picture that can guide our future actions. But if you connect many somewhat similar events, a pattern or trend emerges.  Here’s a brief summary I wrote to help with clarity.… Keep reading

Green New Deal

“The American President” was a film done almost 30 years ago, in which climate change and gun control were the main issues to be addressed.  Clearly, in “real life” our government has not successfully addressed either.  Too many industries make too much money in both, so their campaign support will be for politicians who help them maintain their profitability.

However, climate change problems are being felt more directly, and a large number of students have initiated what I might interpret as “consumer pressure” to address the climate change problem. … Keep reading

The Lorax Meets Waconda

Here’s a slight departure from our usual bogs.  I am including a previously posted article that documents how weather disasters have increased their severity and frequency – from every three months to every three weeks. I thought I’d wrap my own story around that report, and link it to what we might personally do to change this rapidly worsening picture. The blog is a bit longer than others, but I think you’ll enjoy it.

 

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The Lorax Meets Waconda

 

And with his parting statement …

 

          “UNLESS someone like you

            cares a whole awful lot,

            nothing is going to get better,

            It’s not.”Keep reading