Category Archives: dangers of the old paradigm

Arctic Sea Ice Changes

Here is the best graphic I have found yet showing changes in arctic sea ice.  It is interactive and makes it easy to compare various years.  2012 is by far the worst.  Here are additional links and videos. The lowest … Continue reading

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Tesla The Company

This post is a catchall to collect top stories and information about Tesla and Elon Musk.  I will post links to interesting information and to capture links that I don’t have time to write about at the time I spot … Continue reading

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Real World Impact of Climate Change Revisited

UPDATE:  I ran across this piece on Lake Meade today. In 2012 I visited Lake Meade and Hoover Dam and I was immediately struck by the white line around the lake.  It looks like it is painted on but it … Continue reading

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To Harden or Add Resilience – What is Next For The Grid

Hoping to have time to write this out in detail, but key links are here. Government incompetence is beginning to scare me.  While there is probably some low hanging fruit in hardening the grid, making it more resilient through redundancy … Continue reading

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New England Electricity Rates

I have been looking into NE Electricity rates to see what the implications of declining natural gas inventories will likely be.  In summary, I think that people who have an opportunity to lock in today’s rates will benefit.  Both NSTAR … Continue reading

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More on Why I Am Not a Fan of Coal

A recent leak of toxic chemical poisoned the water in 9 counties.  The chemical is used to “clean” coal.  Below are a number of links to articles that describe this spill in more detail.  This is the tip of the … Continue reading

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Changing Ice at the Poles – Climate Change Implications

There is no doubt that the Arctic ice cap is shrinking at a an alarming pace.  But something that is recently being talked about a good deal is that the Antarctic ice sheet is growing.  Those who disagree with the … Continue reading

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Hydraulic Fracturing, the View From Harvard

I ran across this and have not had time to read the entire article.  Preliminary read suggests that it offers good information for better understanding the environmental issues associated with Hydraulic Fracturing. http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/01/frackings-future#article-images

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Cost of Mountain Top Removal

I have long been deeply disturbed by mountain top removal methods of mining coal.  Vast tracts of land are permanently degraded from a great number of standpoints.  In essence, for many purposes the land is taken out of circulation for … Continue reading

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Externalities of Nuclear Energy

  I ran across this insightful comment to this post: http://theenergycollective.com/robertwilson190/257481/why-power-density-matters#comment-80591 The comment is by: Robert Mitchell The comment goes into great detail about the costs of insuring nuclear power plants that are left up to the taxpayer rather than, … Continue reading

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