Big Oil Is Expanding Production

As the world realizes the danger posed by climate change, some are still committed to “business as usual.” That says that a small minority (e.g. oil producers) can overcome a vast majority (small oil users). While many corrective actions are known, perhaps at some point we’ll commit to a path that civilizations before us have not been able to achieve. Comments afterwards.

 

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Big Oil Is Expanding Production.

It’s Up to All of Us to Act to Stop Them.

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Climate-friendly Banking

 

Here’s a different take on things we can do – without much effort – to strengthen our desire for a healthier planet. Comments afterwards.

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Inside my quest for a climate-friendly bank

 

When I learned that my bank might be investing my

money in fossil fuels, I went looking for an alternative.

 

Pearl Marvell

Yale Climate Connection

13 Feb 2024

 

I grew up knowing that when you had extra money, you put it under a bed, stashed it in a book or a clock, or, if there was enough of it, it went into a savings account at a bank.… Keep reading

Breaching 1.5C Warming Limit

Here’s a major global issue that directly affects our ability to maintain life on Earth. Now, what can each of us do, as individuals? Comments afterwards.

 

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World’s first year-long

breach of key

1.5C warming limit

 

Mark Poynting

BBC News

8 Feb 2024

 

For the first time, global warming has exceeded 1.5C

across an entire year, according to the EU’s climate service.

 

World leaders promised in 2015 to try to limit the long-term temperature rise to 1.5C, which is seen as crucial to help avoid the most damaging impacts.… Keep reading

Being Normal

It’s Monday, and I prepare my sustainability research blogs on Mondays. I often wonder why people I know – who are working hard but just getting by – aren’t adapting to healthier, less expensive sustainable living. They’re staying with what they see is normal and appropriate, but it’s killing them. For example …

Two people I know have a home with south-facing sun. They could, as I detailed in a previous blog, get a new e-car and all the power for their home and car for less than $45/month.… Keep reading

Truckers Driving EVs

I find it amazing that, while the percent of cars that are electric is growing slowly, I came across a report indicating an enthusiastic driver response to electric-powered trucks. Evidently, transporting heavy loads is not an issue, though they’re favored more by truckers who work locally, (e.g. UPS, Prime, FedEx, etc.) than on long cross-country runs. I’ll add Comments afterwards.

 

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For truckers driving EVs,

there’s no going back.

 

Electric trucks still make up only a tiny fraction

of trucks on the road in the United States

 

By Shannon Osaka

The Washington Post

January 18, 2024

 

Gary LaBush remembers the first time he sat behind the wheel of an electric Ford e-transit delivery truck at the Frito-Lay distribution center in Queens.… Keep reading