More Learnings From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”

Although I finished Bill Gates “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” book a few months ago, I have been a little busy to get the learnings written up. In my last post I highlighted how emissions in US and Europe are going down, that electrification is critical, and the impact of manufacturing steel and cement.Continue reading “More Learnings From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster””

3 Things I Learned From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” So Far

For the last couple of weeks I have been reading Bill Gate’s book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster”. It is written in a very approachable way, and while in some cases very rudimentary in the explanations, it is an excellent book to bring the topic to a broader audience. It does a fantastic jobContinue reading “3 Things I Learned From “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster” So Far”

KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 24

I am currently reading Bill Gate’s book – How to Avoid a Climate Disaster. There are both sobering facts and healthy optimism. I will post some thoughts in the next few days & weeks. With Earth Day this past Thursday, there were many positive announcements, which is very encouraging, although still a lot of workContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – Apr 24”

You Are What You Eat

As we gathered for another Easter during Covid, and look forward to better times for family get togethers, I was reminded about good food, and what we eat impacts the environment. Normally, we would have lamb for Easter, and I must admit it is a favorite. It is well known that eating meats has aContinue reading “You Are What You Eat”

KnowCarbon Good News – Feb 13

As I sit in my warm house with the beautiful winter weather outside, I came across the following quote from John Boswell, “Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour”. Here are a few of the “Good News” stories, I came acrossContinue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – Feb 13”

Think Globally, Act Locally: 100+ Years Later

I have always loved the motto “Think Globally, Act Locally.” If it had not been taken, and I was more creative, I would have used it for this blog. Alas I am quite late to the game, as the term is attributed to Patrick Geddes, a Scots town planner and social activist over 100 yearsContinue reading “Think Globally, Act Locally: 100+ Years Later”

KnowCarbon Good News – Feb 2

We are getting through it, and there are some great things to look forward to in 2021. Here are some of the good news stories on climate change I came across in the last few weeks. The foods that reverse climate change Electric vehicles close to ‘tipping point’ of mass adoption 4 ways the U.S.Continue reading “KnowCarbon Good News – Feb 2”

Consumption, Minimalism, and Climate Change

Over the holidays I came across “The Minimalists” through their 2014 documentary, “Minimalism: A Documentary.” It struck me as appropriate to explore, as while Christmas is a wonderful time to spend time with family and friends, and exchanging gifts can create happiness, it is also the perfect time to reflect on the “good things inContinue reading “Consumption, Minimalism, and Climate Change”

Water Water Everywhere…

This fall we had to build a new garage since a tree fell on the old one last year. We took the opportunity to upgrade the design, from the 1920’s steel garage from Sears. However, with the new garage, the roof slopes to the front of the garage and funnels water directly onto the drivewayContinue reading “Water Water Everywhere…”