Environment

Little Green Reasoning: Five Points on Environmentalism

Little Green Reasoning

Five Points on Environmentalism

M. Harrison 

The Tao of the Carbon Tax

The Tao of the Carbox Tax

On the harmonious balance between man and nature

By Justin Hartfield


In the most literal sense possible- without the environment, human beings wouldn't exist. They couldn’t. In the same way that a coin must have both a heads and a tails, or a front must have an accompanying back, or a buyer must have a seller. One doesn’t exist without the other.

They are dependent on the one another for survival but on a deeper level, they exist for each other and because of each other. In fact, they are not two at all, but one.

“We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, French philosopher and Jesuit priest

 

The Prometheus Guide to Green Energy

The Prometheus Guide to Green Energy

By Jason Treece

 

Here’s a news flash for you: Oil prices are skyrocketing, fossil fuel energy is choking the planet, and Al Gore says that Mother Earth is weeping. As global consumption of oil continues to grow, we’re warned, your frustration at having to spend $250 to fill your Escalade with gas could ultimately undermine the very fabric of our society. The apocalyptic pressure from environmental groups has meant that all forms of energy have come under tighter regulation, forcing a shift towards green(er) energy.

But at the same time, the market is also responding with advancements of its own. Here are five of the most relevant areas of technological development that look to bridge the gap between fossil fuels and the clean energy of the future.

An Inconveniently Uncertain Truth

An Inconveniently Uncertain Truth
What if the intelligence on climate change is as bad as Iraq?
by M. Harrison, on the environment and defense

Why is the earth warming? Are humans causing it, and if so, what can we do? There certainly is no scientific consensus on these questions, as even MIT scientists are doubting the human impact. And if there is one argument that opponents to climate change legislation wield most often, it is that the unsettled nature of the scientific debate over climate change counsels patience and delay. They ask, why would we spend money defending against an uncertain threat?

Prius Panic

Prius Panic
Thomas Hutchinson

 

For the longest time I have wondered why the hybrid models were such a huge success in the United States. The waiting list for a Toyota Prius is now up to a staggering 8 months and the other hybrid models are along the same lines. It might be worth noting, however, that the sales of the regular consumer vehicles, being diesel and regular fuels, are still far and away the dominant sales in America. This only shows that the supposed craze for hybrids isn’t such a big deal, at least in environmental impact, as we thought.