Category Archives: Our Fragile Planet

Planning for Climate Change. First in a series

I’ve been saying for quite some time now that “global warming is about more energy in weather systems”. But what does that mean from a practical perspective? In short, it means that we can expect our weather to intensify. Temperature … Continue reading

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We’re going Green!

These days, prices on Solar power panels have been dropping like stones while the technology to use them as well as the connection/mounting standards to install them have been advancing at “Warp Factor Nine”.   Of course, these rapid advancements … Continue reading

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Smart Meters and the Smart Grid

I’m sure that most of you have heard these terms, and I’m sure that all of the rhetoric has left you with some pretty distinct opinions on them as well, but what exactly is a smart electric meter and how … Continue reading

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Something to google

Here’s something to find out more about: What was the Carrington event of 1859? Do the research and draw your own conclusions. Don’t you wonder why you haven’t heard about it before? Now lets have a discussion…

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Something Europeans should know

The deep freeze of 2010.  Proof that there is no global warming.  I mean, how can there be global warming when everything’s freezing across the entire European continent? That’s the conventional wisdom driving many people to conclude that the “scientific … Continue reading

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MIT Students in action

Here’s another one I uncovered today.  It’s this kind of thinking that will transform our fragile planet and benefit everybody in the process. Be sure to also check out Co.Design for more commentary on innovative design projects around the world.  … Continue reading

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I wonder what it was like…

Our Fragile Planet has faced 5 great extinctions during it’s 4.5 billion year history. First major extinction (c. 440 million years ago): Climate change (relatively severe and sudden global cooling) seems to have been at work at the first of … Continue reading

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Weather…

Take a look at this: No, not a hurricane in the traditional sense, but an intense, record setting  low pressure system that quickly formed over the Midwest United States.   In Wisconsin, on Tuesday morning October 26th at 11:35 AM, the … Continue reading

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DIY water conservation

How old is your home? To find out, take a look in your bathroom at that essential device that makes modern sanitation possible: your bathroom toilet. If your home was built before 1990, you’re quite likely to see something that … Continue reading

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NOVA: The Parthenon

I was haunting the finish carpentry forum of one of my favorite construction sites JLC Online last night when I ran across an interesting thread.  It seems that the Parthenon has been a restoration project for the last 40 years … Continue reading

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