In news just in, climate change is real, and we caused it. Fancy that.
There’s also more food-for-thought on the environmental-selfishness of conventional electricity. Even though we still think there’s plenty of coal, oil and related substances lying around just waiting to be plundered, it seems Nature has other ideas.
A study published recently in Nature Climate Change looked at the water usage of thermoelectric power plants (those that are run on coal, gas or nuclear power) in the United States and Europe. Together, these two continents/countries are responsible for 86% of global thermoelectric water withdrawals!! Continue reading