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 […]

Artificial Leaf Technology Could One Day Power Our World

I’ve got some Big Green News for you: scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada have come up with a new design for an artificial leaf. That means a whole new way of making cleaner burning fuels using a process that mimics photosynthesis! But…what’s an artificial leaf? And could it really help us move […]

Greta Thunberg at Davos 2020: Divest From Fossil Fuels

One year ago, I came to Davos and told you that our house is on fire. I said I wanted you to panic. I’ve been warned that telling people to panic about the climate crisis is a very dangerous thing to do. But don’t worry. It’s fine. Trust me. I’ve done this before and I […]

BERNing Down America

Did you watch our six-part series on Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal?” Well, Bernie Sanders believes AOC wasn’t radical enough. The socialist senator is talking less like a presidential candidate than he is a religious prophet. His plans don’t just defy the laws of economics and energy. Green New Bernie’s plan defies reality itself. Bernie’s […]

“A Carbon Tax: Calculating the Cost of Fossil Fuels to Society” by James Hansen

This presentation is brought to you by Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and a generous investment by Julie Ann Wrigley. The problem is that energy is very useful. And people want to raise their standard of living, including places like India and China. And they have every right to do […]

Geothermal – Freedom (:60) | Energy We Can All Agree On

– Wouldn’t you agree that climate change is the most pressing crisis of our generation? – I would not agree with that. We think it’s bologna. – Well do you like freedom? – Of course we do. – Don’t you wanna be free from the grasp of the fossil fuel companies? – Bro, you’re not […]

Global Divestment Day 2015

Hundreds of demonstrators have rallied to pressure australia’s major banks “The time for investing in fossil fuels is over…” Today’s demonstration is one of hundreds taking place across the world as part of global divestment day, a movement that’s gained significant momentum over the past 2 years It’s been the fastest growing divestment campaign in […]

Carbon Dioxide Is Not the Worst Greenhouse Gas, Meet SF6

If we’re going to stave off the worst impacts of climate change, we’re going to have to break our dependency on greenhouse gas emitting energy sources like fossil fuels. But could a switch to more renewable sources like wind and solar power actually emit more of the most potent greenhouse gas there is? The gas […]

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