Category Archives: Conservation: saving life

Electric food is climate immune food from a factory!

Electric food? It’s here – they’ve just got to get the scale up to bring the price down. The only thing grown here with photosynthesis was the salad flavourings. The buns, meat, and even mayo are all SOLEIN! Solein is … Continue reading

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The battle against climate change will be won or lost in our oceans

This 8 minute summary from the BBC covers revolutions in Australian kelp farming and what we have learned. However, it does not cover all the challenges the ocean faces. Extra heat means less turnover in the water column: the nutrient … Continue reading

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Hydro power drives species extinction and moved 40 million people

One of the reasons I can’t sign off on wholesale adoption of on-river hydropower as a battery to ‘firm’ a 100% renewable grid is that it is just too destructive. We need to address climate change, but not destroy the … Continue reading

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Fix the ocean and trap carbon for $10 per ton CO2?

I love this clever 4 minute youtube video. There may be limits of this technology’s ability to pump olivine into the oceans and be effective at trapping CO2 – some papers suggest about 9% of our annual output. But at … Continue reading

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While I love a steak, we need to eat more veggies.

This graph shows that land is only 29% of the surface of the earth, habitable land only 71% of the land (rest is glaciers and barren), and of that 50% is used for agriculture, 37% used for forests, and 11% … Continue reading

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