Renewables are the future

Originally posted on Pertinent Problems:
As long as nations are dependent upon other nations to provide energy, their energy security will always be under threat. Only through using renewables can nations ensure their own energy security. Energy security can be defined as the association between national security, and the availability of natural resources for energy…

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Anxiety 1: 爥, a poem.

Originally posted on 360 by bike:
爥 A wildfire carried by wind, Consuming life before realization, so alive that rain-soaked moss withers and lights, Whips across miles, Like dust in a gentle breeze For the orbital lens ? ? An ember rests deep in the ashes Ripples its old light out in darkness The bond tears, the grain cracks…

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We Reached Peak Stuff

Originally posted on Pretending Not To Panic:
The head of sustainability at Ikea has declared that we’ve reached Peak Stuff. That’s an interesting assertion from a furniture and household goods retailer because it challenges the very concept of their consumer based business. Though he didn’t define how that will change the products for sale, it…

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Jill Pelto: Climate change art

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Jill Pelto - Climate change art

Bangor Daily News:Jill Pelto, an artist and scientist, recently completed a project as part of her honors thesis that explores the issues of human-induced climate change she has studied with her father over many years of study.

“I call it environmental art,” she said. “The way I use it is specifically to communicate particular issues.”

Jill Pelto made it her mission to show others the facts through unique watercolors and screen prints that illustrate the effects of climate change by integrating scientific data with her own unique artwork.

“I incorporated a graph with data points and used some sort of illustration to give a narrative about what the piece was about,” Jill Pelto said. “A lot of scientists don’t know how to communicate their research. … Since I’m involved in both the science world and the…

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