Climate https://cvining.com/ en Carbon Neutral https://cvining.com/carbon-neutral <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--sticky node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/carbon-neutral" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Carbon Neutral</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/06/2009 - 11:32</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"> <p>Climate change is all around<br />Creeping on us, makes no sound<br />Always something else to do<br />The cars, the wars, a bank or two</p> <p>The answer: easy! has been found!<br />Leave that carbon in the ground.<br />Can we resist these fuels so useful?<br />And live each day carbon neutral?</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/carbon-neutral" rel="tag" title="Carbon Neutral" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Carbon Neutral</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:32:54 +0000 cvining 168 at https://cvining.com Correlation is not causation https://cvining.com/correlation-not-causation <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/index.php/correlation-not-causation" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Correlation is not causation</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 05/04/2019 - 12:55</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img src="/sites/cvining.com/files/oldprivatefiles/images/PiratesVsTemp.png" title="Global Temperature vs. Pirates" width="500" height="333" /></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/correlation-not-causation" rel="tag" title="Correlation is not causation" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Correlation is not causation</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sat, 04 May 2019 19:55:32 +0000 cvining 1888 at https://cvining.com Human Energy Consumption Comparable To Total Heat Produced By Earth https://cvining.com/human-energy-consumption-comparable-total-heat-produced-earth <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/human-energy-consumption-comparable-total-heat-produced-earth" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Human Energy Consumption Comparable To Total Heat Produced By Earth</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 08/26/2015 - 09:26</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>For those who insist the Earth is just way too large for human activity to make much difference, here's a curious fact.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/human-energy-consumption-comparable-total-heat-produced-earth" rel="tag" title="Human Energy Consumption Comparable To Total Heat Produced By Earth" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Human Energy Consumption Comparable To Total Heat Produced By Earth</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:26:53 +0000 cvining 1237 at https://cvining.com 4.5 Degrees https://cvining.com/45-degrees <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/45-degrees" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">4.5 Degrees</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/09/2014 - 18:15</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/4_5_degrees.png" alt="4.5 Degrees from xkcd.com" title="4.5 Degrees" width="664" height="476" /></p> <p>-- From <a href="http://xkcd.com">http://xkcd.com</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/45-degrees" rel="tag" title="4.5 Degrees" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about 4.5 Degrees</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:15:52 +0000 cvining 1191 at https://cvining.com I think I can, I think I can https://cvining.com/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">I think I can, I think I can</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 03/27/2014 - 06:51</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Here's an idea. Use electric trains to pull very heavy loads uphill during periods of low electricity use. Then, when you need it, let gravity pull the mass back downhill generating electricity. Will it scale to the power levels actually needed? I dunno, but it's an interesting (and apparently old) idea.</p> <p>Read about it in the <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/energy-storage-hits-the-rails-out-west/">March 25, 2014 issue of Scientific American.</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/i-think-i-can-i-think-i-can" rel="tag" title="I think I can, I think I can" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about I think I can, I think I can</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:51:10 +0000 cvining 1180 at https://cvining.com A Better World for nothing. https://cvining.com/better-world-nothing <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/better-world-nothing" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Better World for nothing.</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:49</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Joel-Pett/42714878513?sk=info">Joel Pett, a cartoonist with the Lexington-Herald Leader</a>, has brilliantly captured the silliness of opposition to climate friendly policies with the caption:</p> <blockquote><p>"What if it's all a hoax and we create a better world for nothing?"</p> </blockquote> <p>The cartoon itself is widely reproduced on the internet, but I haven't paid the fees to reproduce it here. Still, you should be able to find it at one of these links:</p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://arlohemphill.com/2011/08/10/what-if-we-create-a-better-world-for-nothing/">Arlo Hemphill's blog</a></li> <li> <a href="http://thethoughtstash.wordpress.com/2010/07/30/why-do-climate-change-denialists-think-its-all-just-a-hoax/">Kash Farooq's blog</a></li> <li> <a href="http://hoydenabouttown.com/20110604.10079/what-happens-when-the-unscrupulous-tell-lies-about-scientists/">The Hoyden's blog</a></li> <li> or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150232761068514&amp;set=pu.42714878513&amp;type=1&amp;theater">Joel Pett's own Facebook page</a>.</li> <li>  </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/better-world-nothing" rel="tag" title="A Better World for nothing." hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about A Better World for nothing.</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 01:49:11 +0000 cvining 1035 at https://cvining.com Family Planning 5x more effective at reducing CO2 https://cvining.com/family-planning-5x-more-effective-reducing-co2 <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/family-planning-5x-more-effective-reducing-co2" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Family Planning 5x more effective at reducing CO2</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 09/12/2009 - 07:51</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>WHAT’S NEW Robert L. Park Friday, 11 Sep 09 Washington, DC</p> <p>[snip]</p> <p>4. CONTRACEPTION: THE CHEAPEST WAY TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS.<br /> While the United States is focusing on reduction of greenhouse emissions by<br /> technological means, the Optimum Population Trust in the UK issued a press<br /> release this week comparing the cost of reducing CO2 emissions by<br /> technological means to the cost of an equivalent CO2 reduction by investing<br /> in family planning. It concluded that family planning is five times more<br /> effective.</p> <p>[snip]</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/family-planning-5x-more-effective-reducing-co2" rel="tag" title="Family Planning 5x more effective at reducing CO2" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Family Planning 5x more effective at reducing CO2</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sat, 12 Sep 2009 14:51:24 +0000 cvining 518 at https://cvining.com Presentation on Thermoelectrics at Al Gore's Solutions Summit May 1, 2008 https://cvining.com/book/presentation-thermoelectrics-al-gores-solutions-summit-may-1-2008 <article role="article" class="node node--type-book node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/index.php/book/presentation-thermoelectrics-al-gores-solutions-summit-may-1-2008" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Presentation on Thermoelectrics at Al Gore&#039;s Solutions Summit May 1, 2008</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/02/2009 - 14:45</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The following presentation and manuscript (links below) were prepared at the request of the Office of Honorable Al Gore &amp; Mrs. Tipper Gore for presentation at a 'Solutions Summit' panel on ‘Nanotechnology and New Materials’ held May 1, 2008 in New York City.</p> <p>The roundtable was chaired by the former Vice President as part of a broader discussion about solutions for the climate crisis.  He believes, and do I, we have only a limited time to solve this planetary emergency.  The discussions themselves were off the record but Mr. Gore is preparing a new solutions-oriented book.  I have opted to make my own contribution public.  It was a rare privilege for me to participate.</p> <p>Many people in the thermoelectric community graciously contributed ideas and graphics for this effort.  Where I have included citations, please respect the original authors intellectual property rights.  Also keep in mind that those cited need not (and many do not) share my opinions or conclusions on the subject.  But as <a href="http://www.bobpark.org/" target="_blank">Robert Park</a> might say, they should.</p> <p class="rteindent1">I am distributing these materials that they may stimulate some discussion and I welcome comments.  The full paper is available below.</p> <p>Responses are welcome and I will make space available on my website for any reasonable comments.  As always, you can reach me through this website's <a href="contact">Contact Form</a></p> <p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/book/presentation-thermoelectrics-al-gores-solutions-summit-may-1-2008" rel="tag" title="Presentation on Thermoelectrics at Al Gore&#039;s Solutions Summit May 1, 2008" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Presentation on Thermoelectrics at Al Gore&#039;s Solutions Summit May 1, 2008</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:45:03 +0000 cvining 207 at https://cvining.com An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics https://cvining.com/inconvenient-truth-about-thermoelectrics <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/inconvenient-truth-about-thermoelectrics" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 09/02/2009 - 14:41</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>From <a href="http://www.nature.com/nmat/" target="_blank">Nature Materials</a>, <a href="http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v8/n2/index.html" target="_blank">February 2009, Volume 8 <abbr title="Number">No</abbr> 2</a></p> <p>Commentary</p> <h4 class="atl" id="nmat2361">An inconvenient truth about thermoelectrics <span class="hidden">- </span><span class="page"><abbr title="pages">pp</abbr>83 - 85</span></h4> <p class="aug">Cronin B. Vining</p> <p class="doi"><span class="doi"><abbr title="Digital Object Identifier">doi</abbr>:10.1038/nmat2361</span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/inconvenient-truth-about-thermoelectrics" rel="tag" title="An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about An Inconvenient Truth About Thermoelectrics</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Wed, 02 Sep 2009 21:41:45 +0000 cvining 206 at https://cvining.com Spoofs of Bush on 'Global Warmings' https://cvining.com/spoofs-bush-global-warmings <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/index.php/spoofs-bush-global-warmings" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Spoofs of Bush on &#039;Global Warmings&#039;</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 03/16/2008 - 20:14</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>An excellent spoof by Will Ferrell of Bush talking about 'Global Warmings':</p> <p>    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOjfxEejS2Y">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOjfxEejS2Y</a></p> <p>But this remake of the parady by a teanager is even better!:</p> <p>    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXeodBMM-bM">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXeodBMM-bM</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/index.php/category/commentary/climate" hreflang="en">Climate</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/index.php/spoofs-bush-global-warmings" rel="tag" title="Spoofs of Bush on &#039;Global Warmings&#039;" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Spoofs of Bush on &#039;Global Warmings&#039;</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Mon, 17 Mar 2008 03:14:20 +0000 cvining 125 at https://cvining.com