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279: Role model and global leader Mechai Viravaidya

on January 25, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode I’ve said we don’t have many role models. Well I found one. I was wrong. I’m going to tell you about a man I briefly mentioned in one of my episodes on Alan Weisman’s book Countdown. He exposes the absolute self-pitying lie that what one person do doesn’t matter. Also the lie that government has to act first, or corporations.[…] Keep reading →

279: Role model and global leader Mechai Viravaidya

on January 25, 2020 in Podcast

Here are the notes I read from for this episode I’ve said we don’t have many role models. Well I found one. I was wrong. I’m going to tell you about a man I briefly mentioned in one of my episodes on Alan Weisman’s book Countdown. He exposes the absolute self-pitying lie that what one person do doesn’t matter. Also the lie that government has to act first, or corporations.[…] Keep reading →

The reason renewables are becoming cheaper than fossil fuels nobody mentions

on February 5, 2021 in Nature

Why do you think energy from wind and solar have become cheaper than from fossil fuels lately in so many places? I’ve asked many people lately. Most people answer economies of scale, technological advances, simplifying production, and factors about manufacturing solar and wind tools. I’d like to point out how expensive fossil fuels have become. Have you heard of the La Brea tar pits? Here’s Wikipedia’s description: La Brea Tar[…] Keep reading →

Imagine the relief of 3.7 billion people

on November 26, 2020 in Nature

Walking around my neighborhood during Thanksgiving, the streets are nearly empty, the city quiet. I can think with less interruption. There’s still too much litter from too many people buying disposable things. Various sources tell me that without artificial fertilizer, which require fossil fuels, the Earth can support a population of 3.7 billion people. Since we can’t use fossil fuels forever, I don’t know how we think we’ll get by[…] Keep reading →

Signs of hope

on June 25, 2020 in Awareness, Leadership, Models, Nature

Frankly, I don’t see many signs of hope for us to handle the environment. Walking around my neighborhood, I’d say maybe 20 percent of people are wearing masks. Bars and restaurants are packing people within six feet of each other. Headlines about Texas, Florida, and Arizona show people’s cavalier attitudes leading to opinion over nature. Still, here are a few signs of hope. Ozone: humanity banded together to ban CFCs.[…] Keep reading →

My thoughts on Planet of the Humans, which I recommend

on April 27, 2020 in Nature, Podcast

I just finished watching Planet of the Humans, a documentary on people working on the environment, as well as many people claiming to, who aren’t, though many mean well. As you might expect, many people have told me about it. It was uncomfortable but I’m glad I watched it. It’s free on YouTube. Here it is to save you a click: My thoughts My mom asked me what I thought[…] Keep reading →

310: The Start and End of Any Serious Conversation on the Environment

on March 20, 2020 in Podcast

This episode puts together the most important and fundamental considerations about the environment: What works The basic cause contributing to all environmental problems Earth’s carrying capacity An attainable bright future A means to reach it that has worked on a smaller scale It feels to me like a solid TED talk. On Alan Weisman: 250: Why talk about birthrate and population so much? 248: Countdown, a book I recommend by[…] Keep reading →

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