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"Since 1751 roughly 315 billion tons of carbon have been released to the atmosphere
from the consumption of fossil fuels and cement production.
Half of these emissions have occurred since the mid 1970s."
cdiac.esd.ornl.gov
 



 
Recent Issues Blog Posts
  • The Largest Picture Ever Taken
     
    Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
  • Climate Accountability of CO2
     
    The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
  • Avgas
     
    Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
  • Record Warmth in July
     
    Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
  • Global Water Volume
     
    Our oceans are but a thin film on Earth's surface.
  • Not in My Backyard!
     
    Exxon CEO files suit to stop construction of a water tower to be built adjacent to his Texas ranch.
Recent Building Blog Posts
  • Straw Bale Greenhouses
     
    With a minimum R value of 38, straw bale is always a great choice for at least one wall in a cold climate greenhouse.
  • Shed of the Year
     
    Each year in the UK there is a Shed of the Year Contest.
  • Klinker Brick
     
    Klinker or clinker bricks were overcooked rejects, a product of intense and smokey coal-fired kilns. They were considered a waste product until early Craftsman builders found their sculptural architectural merits.
  • Mirrored Buildings
     
    Beautiful buildings but the thought of birds flying into the glass is dreadful, so all large panes of mirror should have a deterrent, like a hawk cut-out or strips of ribbon hanging in front. Nesting season would be a particularly problematic time.
  • Bark Shingles
     
    No maintenance, long lasting, impenetrable poplar bark siding is a cradle to cradle siding option.
  • Bark Walls
     
    Bark Walls. Bark is waterproof and will not rot; its familiar surface is richly graphic.
Recent Art Blog Posts
  • Honey Godesses
     
    Honey and butterfly Godess paintings by Lea Bradovich.
  • Robert Tatin
     
    Robert Tatin's sculptural retirement home in France.
  • Bark Furniture and Accessories
     
    Bark Furniture and Accessories. Bring bark indoors. It is long lasting and visually interesting.
  • Karen Hackenberg
     
    Karen Hackenberg paints local beach-found detritus that washes up near her Discovery Bay, Washington studio.
  • Snow Drawings
     
    Drawing on pristine snow with snowshoes.
  • Adzuki Beans
     
    An overlooked sculpture medium. Wet the adzuki beans and mix with glue.
Recent Movies Blog Posts