It’s “furlough Friday” here and I am wondering when the world will seem like its back to normal. It does not seem like a possibility right now.
Stay safe out there.
On to the links…
‘Collapse of Civilization is the Most Likely Outcome’: Top Climate Scientists—Now, for today’s most positive headline.
The US Could Shift to 90-Percent Renewable Energy by 2035 at No Extra Cost—This report has been making the rounds on the Internet the past few days. The line that sticks with me is, “We’re spending too much time stressing about the last 10 percent and not enough time thinking about the first 90 percent.”
Thanks To Renewables And Machine Learning, Google Now Forecasts The Wind—The tools keep getting better, so that first 90% is looking very reasonable.
1.35 Cents/kWh: Record Abu Dhabi Solar Bid Is A Sober Reminder To Upbeat Fossil Fuel Pundits—Ultra cheap solar power is the future. Imagine Australia receiving tenders for this price. Or Arizona. Or Algeria. That is just the A places that I could think of off the top of my head.
A Plan For Accelerating The Exit Of Coal Power Globally—The plan is simple: stop burning coal.
Britain Goes Coal-Free for Two Months – Longest Period Since Industrial Revolution—When was the last time you read a headline about coal that was not about the fuel’s decline?
The U.K. Will Soon be Home to its First Consumer-Owned Wind Farm—If community owned solar can work, why not community owned wind?
One Town In UK Hopes To Have Britain’s First All-Electric Bus Fleet—The U.K. is kind of killing it right now.
Inside Indonesia’s Fight to Save its Most Important Soil—Fighting climate change is not just about forests. Peatlands and grasslands are equally important.
Why Planting Tenacious Tamarisk Seemed like a Good Idea Until it Wasn’t, and Other Harrowing Tales of Colorado’s Invasive Species—The right species in the right place needs to be the mantra of the ecological restoration movement. We do not need a repeat of the sins of the past. Just ask anyone in southern California how they like having eucalyptus trees around in a fire zone. Those things are like arboreal roman candles.
Trump Opens Marine Sanctuary to Commercial Fishing—I think that the key to understanding this man’s actions is to imagine everything he does preceded by someone whispering, “Obama did this…” Magically, Trump will be against whatever it is that enters his skull after that opening line.
The 2nd Life Of Used EV Batteries—Racks and racks of used EV batteries as stationary energy storage to help facilitate the green energy revolution. I am ready. Are you?
The Meat We Eat is a Pandemic Risk, Too—If you wanted to create a perfect breeding ground for disease, you would design something that looked a lot like a CAFO.
The Meat Industry Could Face Losses of $20 Billion in 2020—Maybe it is time for us to examine what the meat industry looks like going forward. A ruthlessly efficient system is not a resilient system.
Too Many of America’s Smartest Waste Their Talents—Every person that takes an education to Wall Street is a detriment to our society. It is the world’s largest casino.
Meet the Propagandists and Conspiracy Theorists Behind the One America News Network—No one may actually watch One America News, but get ready to see these clowns all over the place during the run up to the election in November.
Donald Trump Jr.’s Mongolia Hunting Trip Cost Taxpayers $77,000—You are paying for Donald Trump’s crotch goblins to be globe trotting asshats.