Posted on 30 November 2009 by Sustainability Digest
One of the strangest things about the ongoing non-controversy over the hacked climate emails is that it’s revealed how irrational much of the thinking behind global warming denial really is. It’s always been understood that people have fundamental reasons for resisting the idea that man’s behavior is causing the climate to change–especially if they’re deeply comfortable with said behavior. But I hadn’t realized how many people actually–I mean really, truly–believe that climate change is a nefarious conspiracy concocted by elite l…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 09 October 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Photo of Thomas Edison with an electric car, 1913. Public domain.
The fundamental reasons why the electric car has not attained the popularity it deserves are (1) The failure of the manufacturers to properly educate the general public regarding the wonderful utility of the electric; (2) The failure of [power companies] to make it easy to own and operate the electric by an adequate distribution of charging and boosting stations. The early electrics of limited speed, range and utility produced popular impressions which still exist. –Electrical world, V…Read the full story on TreeHugger