Tesla Solar Roof: ‘Deal or Dud’?

Guest post by David Middleton Here’s How Much One of Tesla’s Amazing Solar Roofs Actually Costs Tesla’s price promises savings, but they won’t come immediately. By Jack Crosbie on August 5, 2017 Filed Under Batteries, Electric Cars, Elon Musk, Money, Power & Solar Energy The Tesla Solar Roof is here, and if company CEO Elon Musk has…

‘Coal plants keep closing on Trump’s watch’… And why it doesn’t matter to the Resurgence of the American Coal Industry!

Guest post by David Middleton Over the past 10 months or so, articles like this have been a “dime-a-dozen”… ENERGY TRANSITIONS Coal plants keep closing on Trump’s watch Benjamin Storrow, E&E News reporter Climatewire: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 […] In the next four years, utilities have plans to close 40 coal units, federal figures show.…

End-Permian Extinction Due to Contact Metamorphism?

David Middleton Here’s a novel take on the Siberian Traps and the End-Permian extinction: Geology Massive underground magma pulse caused the world’s largest mass-extinction The end-Permian wiped out almost all marine species Geologists have suggested that Earth’s most severe mass-extinction was caused by a huge pulse of magma which released deadly levels of greenhouse gases…

Global Warming Caused Vikings to Become Terrorists

David Middleton From the Climate Change Causes Everything Files: SCIENCE — We know Vikings as infamous raiders—was that merely a response to climate change? Changing temps may have impacted the ability to farm, leading to new economic strategies. K.N. SMITH – 8/6/2017 Beneath their still surfaces, the lakes of some Arctic islands may hide the…

“New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized”… And hydrothermal oil!

Guest post by David Middleton   July 24, 2017 New study challenges prevailing theory about how deep-sea vents are colonized An article just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B describes two remarkably different hydrothermal vent fields discovered in the southern Gulf of California. Despite being relatively close together, these vents host very different animal…

Tesla Model 3 Cancellations: 63k

Guest post by David Middleton What do Tesla and OPEC have in common?  The more they produce, the more they lose. 63,000 people have canceled their Tesla Model 3 orders Bryan Logan Aug. 3, 2017 About 63,000 people have canceled their Tesla Model 3 orders in the past year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during…

Earth Overshoot Day: An Anthropocene Fable

Guest post by David Middleton I think future historians will be amazed at how the Anthropocene was filled with more myths and fables than the combined cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and wherever Thor came from… By August 2, 2017, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.…