Shai Agassi is the CEO of The Better Place to get rid of oil dependency (especially for running vehicles). The idea: Give away electric cars for free (like mobile phones) and make the batteries part of the electric grid system (instead of a costly component of the car). You basically pay for miles, thus the…… Continue reading Thinking alternatives: From “Mobile” to “Mobility”
Scientists and celebrities raise the alarm regard global warming. Prince Charles for example claims that there’re only 100 months left to act. On the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit 2009 the economist Nicholas Stern confronts politicians and scientists with a dire outlook of the future if politicians fail to act swiftly on carbondioxide emissions. Obviously there…… Continue reading 100 months to desaster
James Lovelock in The NewScientist about the ecology and global warming today: I don’t think humans react fast enough or are clever enough to handle what’s coming up. Kyoto was 11 years ago. Virtually nothing’s been done except endless talk and meetings.
BBC reports: A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%. But taking action now would cost just 1% of global gross domestic product, the 700-page study says. Tony Blair said the Stern Review showed that scientific evidence of global warming was “overwhelming” and its consequences…… Continue reading Global Warming Price Tag – $7 Trillion
After Al Gore didn’t make it to presidency in 2000 he now fights for public awareness of global warming. There is a movie coming that covers this topic.
Michael Ruppert doesn’t hesitate to comment on Rita – the second category 5 Hurricane that is making landfall this year. It will possibly be desasterous to US economy: The remaining half of Gulf energy production undamaged by Katrina is directly in Rita’s crosshairs. He is quoting several articles. For instance this quote by John Kilduff,…… Continue reading It doesn’t get worse than this
Munich Re Group has a map with probabilities of natrual desasters.
Geoffrey Lean reports from a gathering of climate scientists in Exeter (invited by Tony Blair) after alarming signs have been discovered that the climate change could be faster and much worse than ever expected – with a point of no return reached before 2020. I don’t even want to quote from this article – you…… Continue reading Sleepwalking to the end of earth
Google Maps offers an unprecedented view on the deforestation of the Brasilian rain forest. I wonder what on the mind of the Brasilian government to allow this amount exploitation.
Scientists warn about a depot of 70 billion tons of methane ready to be released into the atmosphere as the permafrost in Siberia melts due to global warming. Methane is 20 times as potent a greenhouse gas as carbon dioxide. An international research partnership known as the Global Carbon Project earlier this year identified melting…… Continue reading Climate waring as Siberia melts