This week they discuss:
- The ‘war on coal’ myth. Environmental regulations aren’t the reason that coal is falling off the map.
- What’s the difference between weather and climate? They’re closely related, but they’re not actually the same thing.
- Do we need an Apollo program for climate change? Yes for technology, but only if we can get politics out of the way.
- What is known about the mysterious disappearance of insects? These news articles and accessible scientific papers explain the latest findings on the ‘insect apocalypse.’
- How helping people could protect endangered species. People and animals – like Rwanda’s mountain gorillas – are under increasing pressure as the climate changes.
- Christian author sees climate change as a moral issue. ‘Caring for God’s creation is one of the most important mandates that he gave us as his children.’
- Could we use sand or concrete as batteries? The low-cost materials could store energy generated by wind and solar farms.
- Not waiting for Trump: States move to regulate HFCs. The heat-trapping gases are used in refrigerators and air conditioners.
- A surprisingly cost-effective zero-energy house. The Connecticut bungalow shows that climate-friendly construction doesn’t require a bigger budget.