Category Archives: climate change

My Ideal House, Part 4

Nothing is perfect. Solar panel, battery, and vehicle manufacture create some pollution. I still want an energy-intense lifestyle. Hot, clean water. Computer, TV, stereo. AC and heat. Comfort. It’s natural to want to comfort and ease. I just think we … Continue reading

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My Ideal House, Part 3

Maybe the house I’m imagining doesn’t sound appealing, but I’d love it. Maybe it isn’t affordable (that’s why I’m not living there right now.) Even if you don’t do it, I’d reduce the impact on the planet we share. For … Continue reading

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My Ideal House, Part 1

All of this is possible right now, just not possible for me right now. Here’s what I’d get: An energy efficient house Much higher than code for insulation, energy efficient appliances, etc. A solar powered house, off-grid. Forget turning off … Continue reading

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Solar Power After Sunset

Clean, renewable energy. No dependence on foreign oil. The advantages seem clear… when the sun is shining.  But what about after dark?  One increasingly effective way to use solar power after sunset is to have photovoltaic cells charge batteries. There … Continue reading

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Hot Climate Data

According to the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the globally averaged temperature for August 2015 was the warmest August on record. For the world. A third of the contiguous U.S. is in drought conditions, while some of the recent … Continue reading

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