Top Reads Today in Climate, E-Cars and Sustainability


News2Here are some great reads today on the climate,  sustainability and ‘techy front. I was particularly fascinated by the U.S. couple who added an electric car to sharply cut the cost of installing solar panels. And who knew Tesla would make the safest car? My favorite headline: “Climate Hawk Down.” The story, from a great climate blogger, talks about a another well-known green writer taking a year off to recharge. Very sustainable. Enjoy.


Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than You Think

Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than You Think

As global warming picks up, scientists and researchers are finally coming to grips with just how serious that problem is, and how quickly we’re running out of time to solve it.


Tesla Model S is now the safest car ever crash-tested by NHTSA

Tesla Model S is now the safest car ever crash-tested by NHTSA

The Model S scores a 5-star rating in every crash test performed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). No other car has come close.


Adding an Electric Car Cut the Payback Point of Our Solar Panel Investment in Half

Adding an Electric Car Cut the Payback Point of Our Solar Panel Investment in Half

When we discussed our home solar panel project in mid-2011 with friends, one of the first questions everyone asked was, “What’s the payback period before you break even?” The second question, unsurprisingly, was, “How much is it costing you?” but the focus always ended up on the payback. After all,


Climate Hawk Down: Grist's Inimitable Dave Roberts To Go Off-Line For A Full Year!

Climate Hawk Down: Grist’s Inimitable Dave Roberts To Go Off-Line For A Full Year!

My favorite climate blogger announces he’s taking a much-needed break.


Vancouver among cities most at-risk from flooding in coming decades

Vancouver among cities most at-risk from flooding in coming decades

Coastal flooding caused by global warming could cost the global economy $1 trillion a year in coming decades and Vancouver is one of the cities most at risk for losses, says a new study.


What's climate change ruining today?

What’s climate change ruining today?

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 If boards don't see the real case for sustainability, we'll get nowhere

If boards don’t see the real case for sustainability, we’ll get nowhere

Continuous pursuit of growth is not possible with our limited resources. Boards must start engaging with the truth

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