I like reading anti-climate change articles. It’s interesting to read what people say about climate change who think it’s a waste of money or a big lie. They’re filled with interesting stuff I wouldn’t come across on a NASA or other “normal” site.
Here’s my review of a recent one.
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Why is the #1 Image on Google for “Climate Change Chart” a comic strip?
That’s right, the #1 image result for ‘climate change chart’ is “Earth Temperature Timeline” from XKCD, which though awesome and accurate, nonetheless, is a comic rather than say real data from the atmosphere or IPCC or somethang.
So where do I go to track CO2 levels in our atmosphere? I wanted to find out. What I found out is: no one gives a fuck about climate change. How do I know this? Because if people gave a fuck, there would be nice websites tracking the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Read the rest of this entry
I just took a 15 hour flight to Portugal on Friday. It got me thinking about a voyage to Mars, what would it be like? Could we learn anything from the Europeans who came to America on the Mayflower? Read the rest of this entry
I read a great question from acabal on HackerNews today:
Does anyone have ideas on how a mid-career software developer can switch gears into the clean energy/climate change industry, to do something to help?
To help answer acabal’s question, I found 9 technology ideas on Quora that sparked my own curiosity.
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Chapter 13 Food and farming
Figure 13.1. A salad Niçoise.
Modern agriculture is the use of land to convert petroleum into food.- Albert Bartlett
We’ve already discussed in Chapter 6 how much sustainable power could be produced through greenery; in this chapter we discuss how much power is currently consumed in giving us our daily bread. Read the rest of this entry
Climate Change: let’s dream about it, let’s have fun with it, let’s make it a cool adventure.
On that, here’s my 5 favorite articles and books that merge climate change and technology. These are the pieces I’ve found myself referencing over the past year when I meet hackers and geeks curious about climate change. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve heard the term “multi-planetary species” come up recently in articles about Elon Musk, SpaceX, and NASA (like this one). I’m curious, is there an exact moment when humanity becomes a multi planetary species?
I couldn’t find a definition or discussion. So I came up with my own answers. Read the rest of this entry
Civilization is at a crossroads about the post-hydrocarbon economy. We have a unique window in the next 2 years during which every effort has 1,000x ROI that same effort 2+ years later. Here are 8 principles for Silicon Valley’s role in the Post-Hydrocarbon Economy: Read the rest of this entry
(Leo is on stage for a 2017 Oscars segment so I wanted to hit publish)
All my life I’ve been hearing about reduce, reuse, recycle. I’ve been hearing about droughts and hurricanes on the news. I’ve been hearing about climate change and how important it was.
I was under the impression that the scientists and the governments of the world had this climate change thing pret-ty well taken care of. So I didn’t pay much attention to it.
Until last year when an actor named Leonardo DiCaprio, who had been trying to win an Oscar his entire career, got up on stage having finally won an Oscar. Read the rest of this entry