GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- The cheaper fossil fuels are for consumers the more slowly we will move towards renewable energy. The New York Times takes the perspective that renewable energy is too expensive in this piece about the renewable energy market.
- The Economist reports on the would be effects if the world reduced subsidies for fossil fuels.
- The Christian Science Monitor provides a special report on “New Energy.” My only criticism is that they do not mention the solar lease which is now popular and makes solar affordable for many homeowners (full disclosure: I work for a solar company).
- As the global climate changes, ecosystems will have to deal with different conditions, potentially imperiling some. Our environment is resilient, however, and as much as we stress it, it adapts. The Guardian highlights a report about the resilience of global forests in the face of climate change.
- The Guardian supplies a breakdown of emissions per British Pound spent on different kinds of products. A British Pound equals 1.61 American Dollars
- More coverage of the new US EPA rules on dirty energy plants.
- Haven’t heard about the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill in a while? Read a summary of what we now know about the past and present.
- Nanogenerators are small devices that can charge from being stressed and then supply a small amount of power. Imagine pieces of your clothing powering your MP3 player while you are jogging. Energy is everywhere; we just need to harvest it.