Articles Related to Emissions


Video - August 8 2022

In the first of a series of video conversations, Michael Sonnenfeldt explains how the MIT Climate Model works to solve the climate crisis.

#86 - July 4 2022

The US is still the second largest producer of carbon emissions in the world. However, there are many things we can do to counter our nation’s damage to the environment, beginning in our own homes.

#83 - May 18 2022

Is it possible that Sen. Joe Manchin is the hero we need right now? Banging Democrat and Republican heads together, negotiating a climate change Bill AND a fossil fuel energy Bill, what exactly is this bipartisan crusader up to?

#78 - April 13 2022

This week we size up author Kim Stanley Robinson’s remarkable science fiction novel ‘The Ministry for the Future’ and find it to be part cautionary tale, part guidebook to a better tomorrow. And frighteningly plausible.

#77 - April 6 2022

Last week, we attended MIT’s annual student-led Energy Conference. This week we recap the presentations from a veritable who’s-who of global leaders from industry, government and academia.

#75 - March 16 2022

With the demise of Build Back Better, climate change needs bipartisan solutions. So today we propose ‘The Manchin Domestic Oil and Gas Production Supply Act’, an Oil and Gas policy Joe Manchin could put his name to and really make a difference.

#74 - March 10 2022

Dartmouth College is the largest per student CO2 emitter in the Ivy League. This week we submit a short essay on why that is and suggest what they might do about it.

#71 - February 14 2022

In the 1995 movie, Waterworld, the whole world is under water. But what’s actually happening with sea levels, who’s in danger, what will the costs really be? We dive in and separate an ocean of fiction from the facts.

#70 - February 3 2022

After decades of climate change denial and obfuscation, the Wall Street Journal has finally begun warming to the notion that perhaps Capitalism can help (never mind benefit from) the Clean Energy Transition.

#68 - January 19 2022

Mining companies have a lousy reputation for producing pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and poor working conditions. So why are we suggesting they can be a good clean energy investment?

#66 - January 10 2022

Achieving net zero emissions by 2050 will require massive investment and breakthrough technologies. This week we discuss how one can create the opportunity for the other, and vice versa.

#65 - December 30 2021

Here’s another chance to savor our most provocative video of 2021, ‘Coke, The Taste of Pollution”. As you make your New Year resolutions, it’s worth remembering that Coke is the king of global plastic pollution and there are plenty of alternatives to their sugary water.

Video - December 1 2021

Around 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline are burned every year in the US on garden maintenance. That’s nearly 12 million tons of CO2 just to keep our lawns and hedges neat. In this video, we laud an alternative power solution.

Video - November 11 2021

We recently visited Trenton Renewables in NJ and discovered how they turn unwanted organic matter into renewable energy – and produce several other useful products along the way.

#61 - November 6 2021

Arnold Schwarzenegger let’s off steam on ‘Polar bear environmentalists’ and ‘liar leaders’ in our favorite video to come out of COP26. Today we share the link and the highlights.

#48 - July 10 2021

The 1970 Clean Air Act was a significant achievement but, in hindsight, it was flawed. Today we make the case for a different approach: rather than attempt to regulate emissions out of existence we need to make emitters pay to pollute.

#47 - June 22 2021

The wild speculative investing mania continues for Bitcoin but few people understand how it actually works and even fewer are aware of its massive dirty carbon footprint. This week we examine Bitcoin’s Achilles heel.

#43 - April 27 2021

The US and China have agreed to work together on the climate crisis. But with its huge economic reliance on dirty coal, can China be trusted to keep its end of the bargain?