Climate Change

Arctic Sea Ice Drops to a New Record Low

Arctic Sea Ice Drops to a New Record Low

This past September saw the lowest amount of Arctic summer sea ice recorded in 33 years of measurement. Climate change experts warn that the Arctic could be ice-free as early as 2020, 30 years earlier than the last estimate published in 2007. A complete loss of summer sea ice has devastating consequences for not only […]

Peak Oil and Profits Behind Deepwater Disaster
By May 11, 2010 Read More →

Peak Oil and Profits Behind Deepwater Disaster

The disaster caused by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig was a human disaster but not of the workforce’s making. It is due to decisions of the oil companies and the government. A year previously, BP, the oil company leasing the rig, did an environmental study of the operation. This study claimed there […]

A Sustainable World is Technically Possible

A Sustainable World is Technically Possible

As the Copenhagen summit approached last December, Scientific American ran a striking cover story, A Plan for a Sustainable Future. This showed how wind, water and solar power could supply the entire world’s energy needs by 2030. (November 2009) Renewable energy is superabundant. Authors Mark Jacobson of Stanford University and Mark Delucchi of the University […]