I’ve found myself returning to the above post every so often. It doesn’t have much to do with EVs (electric vehicles) — although they are one way to reduce your carbon footprint.
The thing I like about the post is that it lays out the clear goal of 1.6 tons of annual carbon emissions per capita and shows that the author — a self described “mister green” — has a little more than twice that amount of carbon emissions today. He has a low emission car, solar on his roof, etc. His example goes a long way towards showing how far we all have to go, considering the average American has 17 tons of carbon emissions per year.
Compared to many carbon estimation services out there, actually looking at your electric, gasoline, and natural gas usage gives a much more accurate result. (I’m actually really surprised I can’t find an app to do that with our personal energy usage! Leave a comment if you know of one.) Most carbon estimators, take so much liberty with their assumptions that there no possible way to get an estimate that even approaches the 1.6 ton goal.
So here’s to the journey; we’ll all have to change, but everything we need to solve the problem is here today.
Andy Borowitz cuts right to the core. I wish this were less true.
A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America’s idiots reveals.
Despite bringing attention to a position that is embraced by more than ninety per cent of the world’s scientists, the People’s Climate March, which took place on Sunday in New York City, left a broad majority of the nation’s idiots unconvinced.
Employment rate: 78.1% (5th highest)
Household disposable income per capita: $30,164 (20th highest)
Homicide rate: 1.38 per 100,000 people (2nd lowest)
Voter turnout: 69.4% (tied, 6th highest)
The OECD rated Iowa better than all but a few states for its jobs climate and safety. Just 5.2% of the workforce was unemployed last year, and the homicide rate — 1.4 per 100,000 — was lower than every state except New Hampshire. Iowa residents also had the benefit of a productive renewable energy sector, with greater production of renewable energy than all but two other states as of 2012. The majority of renewable energy output came from 476 trillion BTUs of biodiesel produced that year, which was more than any other state.
Iowa is also the leader in wind energy. Lots of reasons to be happy. :)
All things considered, I’d rather have companies like GitHub, StackOverflow, and reddit push for an improved open standard than let Markdown continue to languish. Compared to some other companies on the web, those 3 don’t seem like bad apples at all — but having clearer community involvement wouldn’t hurt.
I’m totally on board for a name change though, and a bit surprised Atwood didn’t push for that. Something simple, say “Discount” (or another play on the word Markdown).
At the time of this writing, it has a score of 74 votes, making it a reader favorite for the article — which was a nice surprise. :)
It’s sad that I could run the latest Chrome on a Pentium 4 Dell found on the side of the road, but not on the Core Duo Mac mini I bought (for quite a bit, mind you). I don’t expect support to last forever, but what a disparity.
I expected better, especially from the writers. It’s not bad, but I don’t have any desire to see it again.
It’s essentially The Avengers, but with robots, crude humor, and many fighting scenes that seemed to go on longer than they should. It’s a good movie if you just want to watch a somewhat-mindless action flick for 2.5 hours, or if you’re a bigger fan of the cartoon than I was as a kid.