Cody Coggins

1,272 Flips | 3 Magazines | 740 Likes | 15 Following | 30 Followers | @CodyCoggins | Engineer, software architect, generalist, environmentalist. I love to learn. I think we humans need to do a better job planning for our future.

Earth at Risk of 'Hothouse' Climate Tipping Point Even If Emissions Are Reduced

Environment<p>Earth at Risk of 'Hothouse' Climate Tipping Point Even If Emissions Are Reduced<p>By Pam Wright<p>2 hours ago<p>weather.com<p>00:53<p>Earth Could Become …

Climate Change

These Massive Renewable Energy Projects Are Powering Chilean Mines

Minerals are so abundant in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, you can get copper just by kicking the mountain—or so says one of the miners’ favorite …

Renewable Energy

Can vegetarians save the planet? Why campaigns to ban meat send the wrong message on climate change

WeWork, the co-working mega-giant, recently instituted a new policy at its office spaces across the world: No more meat.<p>Amid some backlash, the company said the decision was an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment. And while this is a truly noble mission, if …

Climate

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Climate Change

How Not to Talk About Climate Change

Once upon a time, we almost solved climate change, but then human nature got in the way. This is the thesis of novelist Nathaniel Rich’s new article …

Climate

Capitalism Killed Our Climate Momentum, Not “Human Nature”

This Sunday, the entire New York Times Magazine will be composed of just one article on a single subject: the failure to confront the global climate …

Climate

Earth's Soil Is Hyperventilating Thanks To Climate Change

You know it's hot out there when even the soil is hyperventilating.<p>According to a new study published yesterday (Aug. 1) in the journal Nature, …

Climate Change

The Missing Middle: Supplying Sub-Saharan Africa’s Commercial & Industrial Sector With Solar Energy

<b>Published on</b> August 2nd, 2018 | <i>by The Beam</i><p>0<p>August 2nd, 2018 by <b>The Beam</b><p>By Martin Baart, Ecoligo<p>Sub-Saharan Africa, a sun-belt region, not only has …

Sub-Saharan Africa

More Signs That Renewable Energy Is Winning

The political bias against renewable energy shows signs of wilting at the state and municipal levels, despite President Trump's pro-coal rhetoric

Renewable Energy

Republicans Look To Go All-In On Tax Cuts For The Rich

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the Trump administration may go around Congress to cut capital gains taxes.<p>The Trump administration might go around Congress to cut taxes on investors, a proposal that looks a lot like a giveaway to the rich.<p>Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told The New York …

Republicans

Supreme Court Says Kids Can Sue Trump Over Climate Change

The Supreme Court has rejected the Trump administration’s effort to stop a climate change lawsuit spearheaded by 21 youth plaintiffs. The plaintiffs, …

Trump Administration

With DaaS Windows coming, say goodbye to your PC as you know it

For over 30 years, we’ve thought of PCs primarily as Windows machines, which we owned and controlled. That’s about to change forever.This isn’t about …

Windows 10

The King Of Climate Fiction Makes The Left's Case For Geoengineering

Kim Stanley Robinson’s most recent novel imagines a world rocked by a catastrophic rise in sea levels more than a century from now.<p>But in the weeks …

Climate Change

Donald Trump, the resistance, and the limits of normcore politics

There’s no returning to a golden age of American democracy that never existed.<p>A rallying cry of the progressive left is to not “normalize” Donald Trump, and to stay vigilant in rejecting his lies, cruelty, and affronts to the institutions that define the US system of government. Trump, they argue, …

Why the left needs to wise up to the growing Trump-Russia scandal

Since the start of the Trump-Russia investigation, there has been a vein of skepticism and apathy about it on the American left. I once at least …

Mitch McConnell

Fighting climate change is not going to cost you anything

The entire political debate about climate change is backwards.<p>The traditional narrative goes something like this: Fighting climate change is going to …

Economics

Mortgage, Groupon and card debt: how the bottom half bolsters U.S. economy

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - By almost every measure, the U.S. economy is booming. But a look behind the headlines of roaring job growth and consumer spending reveals how the boom continues in large part by the poorer half of Americans fleecing their savings and piling up debt.<p>A Reuters analysis of …

Personal Finance

Our Climate and The Years Project Launch #YouthStepUp Climate Contest

<b>Published on</b> July 22nd, 2018 | <i>by Years of Living Dangerously</i><p>0<p>July 22nd, 2018 by <b>Years of Living Dangerously</b><p>Do you have an idea to help fight climate …

Climate

Renewable Energy Won't Succeed Without This -- and Utilities Are Already Preparing

American electric utilities invested an estimated $7 billion in the trend in 2016. That's a 375% surge from a decade ago -- and it could just be …

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy advocate says switch would save billions over...

Actually, John Bagu has done that thought experiment for you, and he crunched a lot of numbers to estimate costs and benefits.<p>He calculates the …

Renewable Energy

How to Get America on the Mediterranean Diet

In 1953, not long before President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack in office, the social scientist Leland Allbaugh published “Crete: A Case Study of an Underdeveloped Area.” The landmark analysis of the eating patterns of an isolated Greek population strongly suggested that a …

Holistic Medicine

How pay-as-you-go solar solutions can electrify Africa — and generate profits for you

Over 1.1 billion people have no access to electricity worldwide. Instead, they rely on kerosene lamps, candles, and inefficient cookstoves, which by themselves cause health and environmental problems. In Africa, alone, around 600 million people are left in the dark.<p>Yet, for many people where basic …

Off-grid

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Ambitious Plan to Save the Planet

Leftists have been practically leaping for joy since 28-year-old self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won her primary …

Climate change is contributing to the migration of Central American refugees

As immigration issues along the US southern border continue to roil the country, one driving force of migration from troubled Central American countries has received relatively little notice: climate change.<p>Author and journalist Todd Miller, who has written a new book called, "Storming the Wall: …

Climate Change

12 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla, and other larger-than-life tech companies, somehow also seems to find time to read.<p>Musk has said that reading a …

Former (Real) EPA Chief: Big Oil Is “Peddling Misinformation” About Electric Cars

<b>Published on</b> July 15th, 2018 | <i>by Matt Pressman</i><p>0<p>Former (Real) EPA Chief: Big Oil Is “Peddling Misinformation” About Electric Cars<p>July 15th, 2018 by</b> …

Clean energy is catching up to natural gas

The natural gas “bridge” to sustainability may be shorter than expected.<p>For around 10 years, the conventional wisdom in the energy sector has been that natural gas is ascendant. Coal is dirty, and it’s getting expensive, but it’s too early to jump all the way to renewable energy. To get from the …

Fossil Fuels

Why IBM obsesses over energy efficiency

Plus, perspective on why the cloud software giant doesn’t use unbundled renewable energy certificates.

Renewable Energy

Conservative Columnist Max Boot: 'I Want Democrats To Take Over'

Conservative columnist Max Boot, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, says he’s now rooting for a Democratic takeover of both houses of …

Faulty studies mean everything you know about nutrition is wrong

Pizza is healthy. At least that’s what I was told in kindergarten. After all, it has all the major food groups, which (at the time) included a big …