Category Archives: Nature

Notes from a reader who made famous no-packaging vegan stew from my video

on October 23, 2021 in Nature

I can’t help sharing feedback from someone I’ve never met, who wrote me after cooking a famous no-packaging vegan stew based on my video to make seitan and stew in a few minutes: That person wrote: I just used your recipe and made a soup lunch for my family. Turned out fantastic and was extremely quick to make. Thank you for sharing! I’ve tried to make seitan before but never[…] Keep reading →

Renewables are less renewable than we thought. That’s the starting point.

on October 22, 2021 in Nature

The more I learn about renewables, the more I find they rely on fossil fuels more than I thought. They don’t seem that renewable and relying on false promises looks like it’s leading us to delay acting, as we have for a centure. I wrote about all the scams we fall for. Desiring as we are to find ways to keep society intact, we want technologies like hydrogen energy storage[…] Keep reading →

National Geographic wants you to pay to exploit, plunder, and destroy Earth’s beauty and cultures, co-opting ecologists

on October 18, 2021 in Nature

Two days ago I posted my conclusions from talking to the Chief Engineer of an electric plane company, Terik Weekes. The laws of physics dictate that without fossil fuels and a with population that needs land for food more than bio jet fuel, we won’t be able to fly across oceans. (Read more in my post Prepare yourself that you will soon be unable to fly across an ocean​.) Last[…] Keep reading →

Prepare yourself that you will soon be unable to fly across an ocean

on October 16, 2021 in Creativity, Nature

My recent conversation with the Chief Engineer, Terik Weekes, of an award-winning electric and hybrid plane company led me to conclude that soon almost no flights will take people across the Atlantic and maybe none will cross the Pacific. He knows the state of the art as well as anyone. Listen to the episode to conclude for yourself, but I concluded the following. Electric planes fly now. Many of us,[…] Keep reading →

Vegans who fly?

on October 12, 2021 in Habits, Nature

As a vegan who also doesn’t fly, having seen the suffering to humans, animals, and other life flying causes, I don’t understand how vegans who say they are for ethical reasons don’t apply it to their flying. Stopping flying was just like stopping meat and animal products. I thought it would be impossible and a sacrifice. I’d learned others did it so tried. In less time than I expected, I[…] Keep reading →

In One Chart: How America Can Influence the World on Sustainability and Why It Can’t Now

on October 10, 2021 in Leadership, Nature

The chart below on the left shows why America can’t lead anyone on sustainability. People mistakenly believe America can influence others on sustainability. Why do they think so? Maybe because of our large GDP, military, or population, since they enable us to influence in other areas, but they don’t help here. Note our average per capita emissions almost five times the world average, nearly ten times mine, and ten times[…] Keep reading →

2021 Nobel Prize in Physics: Climate Science and my response

on October 5, 2021 in Education, Leadership, Nature

Press release: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021: 5 October 2021 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems” with one half jointly to Syukuro ManabePrinceton University, USA Klaus HasselmannMax Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming” and the[…] Keep reading →

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