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A new study has proven the obvious (okay, maybe the accepted) fact that humans are responsible for the climate change. Published in the journal “Environmental Research Letters,” the new study surveyed thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers to find that 97.1 percent of them agreed that climate change is caused by human activity. “Our findings prove [...]
Businesses everywhere recognize their responsibility as global citizens to safeguard and conserve the earth’s resources for current and future generations. This goal is prevalent in a variety of industries relating to natural science, engineering, and architecture. Qualified people who want to follow an environmentally friendly career path have plenty of options, and here are a [...]
The theory of global warming is solid, staid and uncontroversial. All things considered, if we double the concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, temperatures should increase by 1.1C over what they otherwise would have been. The theory of atmospheric sensitivity is a different story. The political controversy that has raged since 1988 centers on the [...]
Boy, I sure wrote a lot over at Bart Verheggen’s place. Here’s some more. I think that recent efforts to mitigate the potential impacts of climate change are important, but more because potential global warming can serve as a ‘last straw’ for certain portions of a beleaguered environment if it happens too fast. However, 99% [...]
With the alarming rate of pollutants in the environment, everything is being substituted these days with its ‘eco-friendly’ version. Whether it is transportation, painting colours for children or the house constructing material, the smart minds of the world are trying their best to minimize the effect of green house gases in the environment as much [...]
What was once true has become a myth. In years past, it didn’t make much sense to install solar panels (solar electric/photovoltaic modules) from a financial standpoint without generous subsidies, rebates, and incentives. The payback period was too long for most investors (see my article on the folly of the payback metric here). Except for [...]
Remember when your parents used to pester you about eating your spinach? Even Popeye touted spinach as a great way to pump up those biceps. Well, it looks as though they were right. Spinach is proving to be a valuable green. And not just for your body, but for environmental science as well! There are [...]
According to a new study we are on the verge of an environmental tipping point. We are heading towards an imminent, irreversible collapse. The researchers indicate that the planet’s ecosystems could quickly and irreversibly collapse this century. These conclusions were arrived at by 18 scientists using a combination of scientific theories, ecosystem modeling and paleontological [...]
At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 31st (when Earth Hour officially began), I was in Whole Foods in Toronto. Whole Foods, the natural, organic, and overall environmentally-conscious grocery store, is of all places where you expect to find people who know what Earth Hour is. But when the building dimmed their lights, my girlfriend and [...]
March 31st is Earth Hour, the day when between 8:30 and 9:30 pm people all over the world switch off the lights to make a symbolic gesture representing the need to be frugal with electricity and, we hasten to add, to switch to alternative energy. Symbolic actions are great, but they should lead to real [...]
Scientists keep beating the drum, hoping the world will wake up to the fact that climate change is a real, non-partisan, non-advanced vs development country issue. At the Planet Under Pressure Conference, taking place in London, 2800 scientists warn the earth is dangerously close to an irreversible tipping point. Dubbing the phenomenal recent explosion in [...]
Solar energy have been dubbed the future for energy. There are so many advantages to using solar energy that it is really worth considering it as an option for your home. One major advantage of using solar energy in the UK along with other renewable sources of energy is the incentives that have been created [...]
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