It’s Time to be Fearless

Women like me aren’t supposed to run for office My 17 yr old mom delivered me in an indigent hospital She worked as a waitress til I graduated. After my father abandoned us early on. I grew up in Houston, Texas where oil is king and football is near religion. and I challenged that establishment […]

Petroleum – summary of the modern history of oil

Petroleum, or crude oil is a fossil fuel. It is the result of organic matter transforming into hydrocarbons over millions of years. Generally buried in the form of a deposit, crude oil sometimes appears on the surface of the earth, which is why it has been known to man since ancient times. Around the world, […]

How People Began Using Fossil Fuels

Decomposing plants and other organisms, buried beneath layers of sediment and rock, have taken millennia to become the carbon-rich deposits we now call fossil fuels. These non-renewable fuels, which include coal, oil, and natural gas, supply about 80 percent of the world’s energy. They provide electricity, heat, and transportation, while also feeding the processes that […]

Renewable Fossil Fuels

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the swrm! Experts agree that everyone on our planet needs to reduce emissions below the sustainable limit in order to curb manmade climate change. But we all know this will be a mammoth task without huge financial input and it will take time that is quickly running out. Changing an […]

Google and Amazon are now in the oil business

On Earth Day 2019, Google posted this video about the “urgency of radically addressing climate change in the next decade.” This is Kate Brandt, she used to be Obama’s chief sustainability officer. Now she works to make Google a global leader in “reducing or even eliminating our dependence on raw materials or fossil fuels.” Google’s […]

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, […]

Solar Cheaper Than Coal By 2021

– By 2021, solar is gonna be cheaper than coal, a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance suggests. The new report shows that the price of solar is dropping rapidly, much faster than originally anticipated. The lead author, Seb Henbest, said, “Costs of new energy technologies are falling “in a way that is more […]

From Big Oil to Renewable Energy: 5 Facts in 10 Minutes