The conversion to biomass energy has played a key role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. But is this renewable energy source really as green as we first thought? 08 Jan 2020 | Kate Ravilious | physicsworld.com However, those calculated (Co2) savings rest on a few key assumptions: first, that the carbon released when … Continue reading Biomass energy: green or dirty?
Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
OCTOBER 15, 2019 | FEN MONTAIGNE | e360.yale.edu Preserving mature forests can play a vital role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere, says policy scientist William Moomaw. In an e360 interview, he talks about the importance of existing forests and why the push to cut them for fuel to generate electricity is misguided. Wlliam Moomaw has had a distinguished career as … Continue reading Why Keeping Mature Forests Intact Is Key to the Climate Fight
Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!
Just because they "call" it renewable does not make it clean or green. The US has become one of the largest exporters of wood pellets to Europe for #biomass. This new market is driving increased logging of ecologically important and sensitive forests. Meanwhile, biomass releases up to 50% more CO2 than burning coal per unit … Continue reading Cutting US Trees to fuel Europe is not Clean or Green!
All those trees we have been exploiting for centuries are our allies in the struggle against climate chaos.
Guest column by Don Ogden: The climate crisis and the trees Sept 22, 2019 | Don Ogden | gazettenet.com Guest column Don Ogden Throughout history we humans have had an exploitative relationship with trees. At the same time we valued them for their gifts of beauty, cooling shade, fruits, nuts and sap, we also cut … Continue reading All those trees we have been exploiting for centuries are our allies in the struggle against climate chaos.
Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis
September 17, 2019 |Heather Alberro|theconversation.com Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis From transport and housing to food production and fashion, our civilization is driving climate and ecological breakdown. It’s no coincidence that almost every single sector of industry is contributing to the … Continue reading Humanity and nature are not separate – we must see them as one to fix the climate crisis
Festival along Lake Michigan boasts over 200 movies and events, including world premiere of environmental-themed documentary Planet of the Human
Planet of the Humans, directed by Jeff Gibbs, dares to say what no one will - that we are losing the battle to stop climate change because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road - selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America."
Is Renewable Energy Renewable?
Author of Green Illusions OZZIE ZEHNER Of the disadvantages of renewable energy, one issue stands out: Can these technologies be renewed without fossil fuels? I recently spoke with Mark Hand about the renewability of renewable energy in an interview. Here’s the first question: SNL Energy: What is your reaction when you see news headlines that say, “100% … Continue reading Is Renewable Energy Renewable?
Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests
If we want to effectively mitigate climate change, it’s time for bold action to protect forestlands April 4, 2019 | Danna Smith, Chad Hanson, And Matthew Koehler | earthisland.org Climate change is having a growing impact on Americans and, as the crisis escalates, communities face growing challenges. The latest report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading Logging Is the Lead Driver of Carbon Emissions from US Forests
The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost
The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Mar 16, 2019 | John Vidal | huffpost.com Exerpt - Read full article: on huffpost Nature is in … Continue reading The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change | HuffPost
Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change
March 7, 2019 | Peter Raven, Mary S. Booth| thehill.com America is exporting huge amounts of our forest wood for burning in European power plants and other places around the world, even though science shows this wood is worse for climate change than the fossil fuels it is replacing. This is ironic — and self-defeating — since … Continue reading Industrial wood burning is adding to climate change