“Planet of the Humans:” Humanity’s Epitaph, or an Incomplete Tale? The recent documentary release by Michael Moore, Planet of the Humans, comes down hard on renewable energy, much to the dismay of that industry and of many environmentalists and “green” energy supporters. The film portrays renewables as failing miserably [...]
About Gary KahanakMy background is natural resources, environmental science, public health and residential energy efficiency. I am currently retired, but have been self-educating about nuclear energy and global warming since 2009. I have been supportive of Climate Coalition since its early days.
[First printed in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on October 13, 2018.] The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change just released its latest pronouncement on climate change, and it’s stark. They think it is still possible (barely) to keep the planet at no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial times, which is thought [...]
How Safe Is Nuclear? Nuclear bombs are not safe. We don't support the use of nuclear weapons of any kind. On the other hand, nuclear energy is incredibly safe. Let's put this into perspective. There is really nothing that has been created by mankind that is 100% [...]
<br> We hear repeatedly that climate change is a huge problem that we need to solve. Easier said than done! Where to start? Professional problem solvers, such as engineers, typically start with carefully and methodically defining the problem. In our experience, many who are concerned about climate change do not fully appreciate […]
What exactly do we mean by "zero emissions?" Is it different than "clean energy?" What about "low carbon," or "carbon free," or "renewable?" Let's take a closer look. Life Cycle Analysis Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is a comprehensive way to measure the climate impact of an energy technology. It is [...]