"Albert Einstein is rumored to have said that one cannot solve a problem with the same thinking that led to it. Yet this is precisely what we are now trying to do with climate change policy…. [I]t doesn’t make sense. Natural gas is not the bridge to clean energy; it’s the road to more climate change."

The real question should be: What is the cost of inaction? In my view — and in the view of a growing group of business people, economists, and other financial and market experts — the cost of inaction over the long term is far greater than the cost of action. - Robert Rubin

Read more at the Washington Post: Ignoring Climate Change Could Sink The Economy

plantedcity:

Clean Energy Future: 'Artificial Waterfall Could Make 2016 The Greenest Olympic Games We've Seen Yet'

From The Creators Project:

As Brazil readies itself for the upcoming 2014 World Cup, the honor and burden of hosting an even larger global sporting event still sits on the country’s shoulders. In conjunction with the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, several new structures will be erected in Rio’s cityscape. One of the many projects creating huge buzz is the Solar City Tower, an artificial waterfall designed to generate clean, renewable energy.

The vertical structure’s design is conducive to multiple functions: its primary purpose is to capture and distribute solar power to the Olympic Village and to the city, but it doubles as an observation tower. The 345-foot structure will have solar panels around its base, used to store energy during the day, releasing it through turbines for use at night. For special occasions, the turbine will pump seawater into the tower and then shoot it back out to sea, creating a waterfall effect in the middle of the ocean.

Check out more pictures and the rest of the article here.

"There is a new threat facing the nation’s armed forces, and the Department of Defense is not doing enough about it. The threat? Global climate change."
Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs

kqedscience:

Stephen Colbert Interviews Elon Musk! 

"Last night, Stephen Colbert interviewed Elon Musk for The Colbert Report. As you can imagine, Colbert wheedled out some exclusives from the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, and described his ideal version of the future that he’d like Musk to make happen. Funnily enough, it sounded a lot like Nicola Tesla’s vision.”

(via inhabitat)


The commissioner of the NHL has picked an unusual topic to address: global warming.  
Gary Bettman says the sport of hockey is threatened by climate change and says something needs to be done.
“People are recognizing that it’s something you used to be able to count on, you can’t count on anymore,” he says. “Climate change is an important issue – it’s not just something that is going to affect the artic or other parts of the world. There is something we need to do about it.”
Bettman says the league is making efforts to reduce waste and conserve energy at all the arenas. But one problem that’s yet to be solved is travel. The league’s 30 teams fly about 3.2 million kilometres every season.

Well done!
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The commissioner of the NHL has picked an unusual topic to address: global warming.  
Gary Bettman says the sport of hockey is threatened by climate change and says something needs to be done.
“People are recognizing that it’s something you used to be able to count on, you can’t count on anymore,” he says. “Climate change is an important issue – it’s not just something that is going to affect the artic or other parts of the world. There is something we need to do about it.”
Bettman says the league is making efforts to reduce waste and conserve energy at all the arenas. But one problem that’s yet to be solved is travel. The league’s 30 teams fly about 3.2 million kilometres every season.

Well done!
ZoomInfo

The commissioner of the NHL has picked an unusual topic to address: global warming.  

Gary Bettman says the sport of hockey is threatened by climate change and says something needs to be done.

“People are recognizing that it’s something you used to be able to count on, you can’t count on anymore,” he says. “Climate change is an important issue – it’s not just something that is going to affect the artic or other parts of the world. There is something we need to do about it.”

Bettman says the league is making efforts to reduce waste and conserve energy at all the arenas. But one problem that’s yet to be solved is travel. The league’s 30 teams fly about 3.2 million kilometres every season.

Well done!