Monthly Archives: July 2012


I tweet dozens of articles each week if not every single day. I read however very few of the articles they are linking to. Last week however, I was driven to reading the latest article from Bill McKibben on Rolling Stones. “Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math” is a five-page piece […]

The definite article on climate change


These are excellent news : Greenhouse gases emissions of the United States of America – the world’s second largest emitter after China – has seen its emissions decrease by 7.7 percent since 2006. If the downward trend was to keep on going, at the end of the year, the country […]

Good news : US emissions are decreasing fast

This is bad news.  As NASA states : ” For several days this month, Greenland’s surface ice cover melted over a larger area than at any time in more than 30 years of satellite observations.“ “Nearly the entire ice cover of Greenland, from its coastal edges to its two-mile-thick center, […]

Unprecedented ice melt in Greenland

Do you remember The story of stuff and the various episodes that has been released since ? If not, you should watch them before going any further. Indeed, Annie Leonard has released a new episode of her series and it rocks. Many people believe we’ll get out of our current […]

Annie Leonard’s Story of Change

I have fond memories of my year in Ireland when I was studying for my Bachelor of Arts at the Dublin Institute of Technology. This is why I am particularly happy to note that the country has ambitious renewable energies goals for 2020. Ireland is indeed willing to have 40 […]

Ireland to go green, with 40 percent renewables


With the economic downturn, it seems more and more people around the world are willing to throw away the throwaway economy we are living in. Repairing our gadgets and possessions is getting more important. In the Netherlands, up to twenty repair cafes have opened ” a place you take your […]

Repairing : make it do, make it last

Climate change is currently hitting the United States in an impressive way. So I thought I would sum up here what is happening accross the ocean for those who just lost track at how this is becoming awful. Just last week, nearly 1,000 record high-temperatures records were broken all across […]

America : Hell and high water


Here is a smelly question : why are we putting together what Nature separates ? This is the question asked by a Swedish researcher about toilets. Putting urine and feces together is not a good idea as it is simply a waste of resources. Moreover, flushing with liters and liters […]

Here come the toilets of the future

” Given the big fail at the Rio+20 conference, it is clear that a top down approach by national governments around the world alone won’t cut our emissions enough to avoid a rise of temperatures below 2°C compared to pre industrial levels.” ” Based on this, our civilization has to […]

21 initiatives to bridge the gap

I have been committed since January 2007 to bring you each month a selection of the latest headlines and best researches on sustainable development, climate change and the world energy sector. However, I don’t blog as much as I would like to and generally write around 25 posts per month. […]

Worth an article – My June 2012 tweets

Here is another really bad news : to the New York Times, there is enough coal in the mongolian soil to power China for fifty years. As you can imagine, this would have horrendous implications for global climate. So the question is : how can we let Mongolian coal in […]

Keeping Mongolian coal in the ground

As the planet is warming and as more and more people can afford it, air conditioning is becoming more and more widespread. This wouldn’t be a problem if A/C weren’t emitting greenhouse gases. To the NY Times : ” The leading scientists have just calculated that if all the equipment […]

A/C may contribute significantly to global warming