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Is This the End of the World as We Know It?

Or is it something else altogether?

Image: Flickr/Strawberry Singh

George Harvey

A recent report in the journal Scientific Reports has been quite a topic of discussion lately (https://bit.ly/Nature-end). Basically, it says that even if we stopped emitting greenhouse gasses today, it would be too late to stop climate change, because we have passed the […]

Climate Change Is Pushing Record-Setting Disasters

Hurricane Delta. NASA image.

George Harvey

It is amazing what an increase of 1°C (1.8°F) can do. As the world has warmed by just that amount, disasters have grown fast. And the disasters are clearly more numerous and worse because of a little bit more heat. According to […]

Time to Be Real – Part 1

Mount Rushmore – made into a place to spread contagion. National Park Service photo.

George Harvey

Denial of reality is dangerous. When it is institutionalized, it becomes dangerous to large numbers of people, sometimes focusing most heavily on those who support it.

Denial of science has become a policy of the Republican Party. And […]

Fossil Fuels Declining as Renewables Rise

The San Juan Generating Station is closing down. At its peak, it had a capacity of 1,848 MW. Photo: Wikipedia.

George Harvey

Every month or so, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) publishes its estimates of short-term changes in the energy markets. Among its data is a table showing its expectations of […]

Major League Baseball Players for the Planet

http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2020/09/04/taking-farming-to-net-zero/

Jessie Haas

Brent Suter, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, recently endorsed the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act which is working its way through the U.S. House of Representatives. Fellow endorsers include many names that will be familiar to New England readers, including former Vermont governor Howard Dean and biathlete Susan […]

Taking Farming to Net Zero

John Deere autonomous electric tractor. Image uploaded to YouTube.com by John Deere UK IE.

George Harvey

Farming stands out as one of the most important contributors to climate change. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lists it as contributing 10% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions as of 2020, but this does not tell the whole […]

Job Creation for Millions Under the Green New Deal

Millions of green jobs will be created under the Green New Deal. Image from Green for All.

Roger H. Bezdek

The Green New Deal (GND) refers to proposals designed to address climate change, economic inequality, and other issues. The name derives from the New Deal, and the concept of the GND combines President […]

The Global Economy Crumbles

Alan Betts

Image: endalltyranny.wordpress.com

The collapse of the global capitalist economy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic has valuable lessons for us. Capitalism searches for places, people and resources that can be exploited to maximize profit and minimize costs. Capitalism has no moral guiding principles, it simply demands growth and profits, with no […]

COVID-Safe and Sustainable Summer Activities: Good for You and the Environment

The 146.16-kW solar system (shown in the background) at Laurel Lanes is a net-zero project that wipes out their entire electric utility bill. Photo: Joseph Videtta.

N.R. Mallery

“Social distancing” is actually quite easy while we’re outdoors, but we should not let our guards down. COVID-19 is still here, still active and […]

We Can Reach ‘Drawdown’ by Mid-2040’s

A new report – The Drawdown Review – provides the most in-depth assessment of climate solutions and their potential to reduce greenhouse gasses and build a climate-safe future

All Images: Project Drawdown.

San Francisco (March 3, 2020) – A new report from the world’s leading resource on climate solutions demonstrates […]