• Climate Change
  • The U.S. Political System is BROKEN

    Worried about climate change? Don’t be! The US Senate voted 50-49 to reject “the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change. So. Problem solved! The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on […]

  • Arctic
  • Untitled

    A comparison of sea ice extent before the melting period began in March 2012 and after the melting period ended in September 2012. Purple line in these photos represents 1979-2000 median for Arctic ice. Image Credit: NOAA The NOAA recently released its 2012 Arctic Report. I can’t recall how many times I’ve gotten into a conversation with someone who, in the […]

  • Climate Change
  • Copenhagen Aftermath

    I’d planned on writing about the recent climate change talks but Asymptotic Life has a great post on the Copenhagen Aftermath to get it started. I may add more later. The leader of the G-77 group of developing nations said, “It is asking Africa to sign a suicide pact, an incineration pact in order to […]

  • Climate Change
  • Wood Stove Thermal Mass Update

    First, a bit of background for those not familiar with the construction details of my cabin. It is standard 2×4 walls with R-13 insulation, R-19 in the ceiling and inside walls finished with plywood beadboard. While the floor is not properly insulated I did very carefully stuff MANY layers of bubble wrap in this fall […]

  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic ice shelf set to collapse

    Ugh. Antarctic ice shelf set to collapse due to warming: A huge Antarctic ice shelf is on the brink of collapse with just a sliver of ice holding it in place, the latest victim of global warming that is altering maps of the frozen continent. ‘We’ve come to the Wilkins Ice Shelf to see its […]

  • Climate Change
  • An animal walking in the woods

    Me. Ha! I wrote that line and almost stopped because I liked the title and the simplicity of that one word in answer. But really, this post is prompted by something Greenpa over at Little Blog in the Big Woods wrote. It is something I have meant to write about for a long, long time […]

  • Climate Change
  • Improvised shade for energy conservation

    I had another one of those aha!! moments that is almost embarrasing because it was so long coming. As I’ve written recently I’m not using air conditioning as a part of my effort to reduce my personal impact on the climate. I’m also living in a cabin which is not completely finished on the inside. […]