Saturday, March 6, 2010

What Do We Know About Climate Change?

Great video response to climate deniers!

"In this video we'll go over some of the fundamental discoveries, the basic facts that we know beyond a doubt, about global warming. Of course, many people will never believe science, because they believe that anything that challenges their world view, is all part of a secret, global conspiracy."

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Skeptic Arguments and What the Science Says

There is a great new website that lists the 10 most frequent global warning nay-sayers arguments and what science actually says here. It also has a link to an IPhone app for quick mobile responses.

Image from WildBritArt

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


As I have watched people experience failure with Strawbale construction because they take too long and don't protect their bales, I have been looking for alternatives. Here is one idea Papercrete and a description from

"Papercrete construction involves using waste paper for affordable, sustainable housing. In the United States, we discard enough paper each year to build a wall 48 feet high around the entire perimeter of the country. Even though about 45 percent of discarded paper is recycled annually, 55 percent or 48 million tons of paper is thrown away or goes into the landfills. Figuring conservatively, it takes about fifteen trees to make a ton of paper."

Another information source is Mason GreenStar.

Monday, January 18, 2010

But how can it be so cold?

Great explanation about cold winters in a time of global warming. Changes in the Arctic mean more cold air from the north moving south because of the melding in the Arctic. Always thought it should be called "Global Bad Weather"!

See Climate Denier Crock of the Week for similar issues.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Water, water and nothing to drink

With the disaster in Haiti, I've been thinking a lot about the issue of water and the need for simple quick solutions for getting water quickly to small groups of people. Here is a video about one idea.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Wow I had 1,000 readers last year

I haven't been very active lately because I had thought the site wasn't being used. I need to get more active.