Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

Today, just a quick post to say that Global Fossil Fuel Divestment Day has begun.  So why not take a look at your investments and see if you can switch to something less destructive.  Even if you are not an investor, there are still ways you can help. Check out these posts… Why Divest From Fossil Fuels – un-burnable fossil fuels, stranded assets, and corporate welfare Carbon Budgets Explored – how much can we safely burn?  I made some easy to look at graphs to help visualize this. Peak Oil Predictions — Only 50 Years Left?! – thoughts on fracking, Saudi Arabia, and just Continue reading Divest and have a Happy(er) Valentine’s Day!

Carbon Budgets Explored


As you may recall from a recent post about fossil fuel divestment, fossil fuels will soon become a stranded asset, meaning we can not afford to pull it out of the ground and burn it. The concept of carbon budgets was explored in depth in a report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Grantham Research Institute, called “Unburnable Carbon 2013:  Wasted capital and stranded assets,” which we went over in detail in a earlier post. As discussed before, a carbon budget is not hard to figure out, because the relationship between how much carbon is burned and the increase in temperature is relatively well know. ( Data from Carbon Continue reading Carbon Budgets Explored

Why Divest from Fossil Fuels

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Well here we are again, talking about oil.  Oil, and other fossil fuels are the root of our problem; we can’t live with them, we can’t live without them.  At least not yet. But our romance with oil hasn’t been all bad.  No other source of fuel, save nuclear power, provides us with more energy by volume or weight.  Oil has made many people and countries fabulously wealthy, and lifted millions and millions of people out of poverty in the past hundred years or so. Oil powers every aspect of modern society, from the fertilizer and machinery on the farm, to Continue reading Why Divest from Fossil Fuels