environment and sustainability

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Are the days of ICE numbered?

Today, one of the biggest automakers on the planet and the company accredited with developing the mass production assembly line has announced they will be aggressively moving to electrifying their vehicles. This is significant because Ford Motors…

Rising Seas from Melting Ice Caps

OK carbon emitters and deniers, you've ignored the warnings and now you are getting the results.  Cities like Norfolk and Miami as well as the military are planning on building sea walls, raising buildings and fortifying themselves, but they're…
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How does a lotus leaf protect your car?

Something everyone on the planet has first hand experience with is cars.  With harsh weather, sunshine, road salts and other chemicals being thrown at your vehicle, literally at breakneck speeds, protecting the paint and underlying metal is…
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GAO: Climate change now costing U.S. billions

Climate Changes cost US Tax payers dearly. Could it exceed spending on military?
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How to cut $21 Billion a year in healthcare costs

When I was a kid, a lot more people smoked.  But they usually knew that it was bad for you and smelly.  When they asked my parents if they would mind if they smoked, My dad would simply say, "go right ahead - but don't exhale".  It seems…

How US coastline would change when the ice melts

According to estimates of the worst-case scenario, global sea levels will rise by up to 10 feet in the next century.  That may not seem like much, but it threatens millions of citizens in coastal communities and will result in billions of dollars…

Feds: Drought kills 66 million trees in California’s Sierra

The number of trees in California's Sierra Nevada forests killed by drought, a bark beetle epidemic and warmer temperatures has dramatically increased since last year, raising fears they will fuel catastrophic wildfires and endanger people's…

Sarah, Sarah, Sarah – seriously…

When it comes to comedy, Jimmy Kimmel is right up there.  Now my new favorites are climate scientists.   As Jimmy says, " they are people just like you and I but smarter".  I just wish they were truly joking.   You have to watch this excerpt…

‘I don’t give a f— if we agree’

While most media thrives on conflict and polarizing discussions, US politicians often follow their "leadership".  Climate change really isn't a debate, but for those who think it is, the "Govenator" offer these words.  Arnold Schwarzenegger…

Man or Planet?

As we all “celebrate”  #EarthDay here are some questions to ponder: Oil or sun? Gas or electric? Surf or turf? Polarize or attract? Man made or natural? And now, the perspective... Oil or Sun?  Will big oil and…
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It’s time to cut loose!

Spring is here and along with it come all the amazing colors and festivities.  Enjoying the warm weather and the upcoming Earth Day celebrations reminds us of the fragile shrinking planet we all share.  Nobody is more keenly aware of that…

Scientists: Will humanity survive our bad habits?

At our current pace of pollution, the Earth may cease to be a "safe operating space" for humans in the coming decades.  Unfortunately, that is the conclusion of a new paper published in the journal of science by 18 researchers trying to gauge…

The Daily Show – Burn Noticed

Funny and scary at the same time. Maybe a shock buzzer for politicians would be a good invention? Every time they lie or say something really dumb, they get a shock... Watch this to see what I mean.