A report just issued is taking on a daunting task: simplifying and clarifying the nature of climate change in order to make it more comprehensible and viral as an idea. Skeptical on the issue? Well, this is for die-hards and skeptics alike – a simple report designed for everyone.
If you can’t afford to buy your own tropical island paradise, why not build your own? That is exactly what Richie Sowa did back in 1998, from over a quarter-million plastic bottles. His Spiral Island, destroyed years later by a hurricane, sported a two-story house, solar oven, self-composting toilet and multiple beaches. Better yet, he has started building another one! His ultimate goal? To build the island bigger and bigger and finally float out to sea, traveling the world from the comfort of his own private paradise.
Suddenly the world looks a lot different, if you scale the map based on the planet’s most controversial resource: oil reserves. One has to wonder if this is the same map Bush and his cronies use when deciding foreign policy. You’ll also notice that Iran is big and bright, and …
Progress is slow but steady in the auto industry when it comes to producing leaner, greener cars. Some ideas are catching on with the help of viral marketing (what better way to promote a new technology than by handing the wheel to a problogger?). Awards reinforce the industry’s need and put the spotlight on successful example, though costs are still high and some uses of green automotive technology have not been explored.
It always seems like oil spills should be a thing of the past, like unpopular warfare or 80’s fashion, but they always crop back up. The cleanup is costly, not to mention the incalculable impact on the natural environment. In some cases the spills are so toxic they can’t even allow volunteers to help clean things up.