Monday, July 25, 2016

Dog helps explain climate v weather

With Winter on the way, you may hear someone say "global warming isn't happening because it's so cold outside" or something like that.

Astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the differences between weather and climate change in a simple and visually effective way.

It's an important distinction to make. Any day can be hot or cold, but what's the overall trend? That's the question.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Fossil fuels kill 3 million

The International Energy Agency Energy and Air Pollution report has detailed analysis of air pollution impacts. It finds three million people a year die prematurely from outdoor fossil fuel air pollution. Particulate emissions from coal combustion is the key underlying factor.

Here's a convenient solution - let's not kill millions for our energy.

PS. Another study finds the US could achieve $400 billion of environmental and public health benefits through solar power.