More and more people worldwide are living off the grid. That’s grid as in power grid, as in getting electricity from public utilities that draw on regional transmission systems. As consumers, extricating ourselves from utility companies and getting electricity from sustainable sources has always been the stuff of self-reliant rogues. But that trend is changing
A couple of weeks ago, in the middle of October, several nations across the globe reached a consensus to implement a protocol targeted to reducing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons , better known as HFCs. At first glance, I did not understand how potent this compound was, much less the adverse effect it has on our planet.
Less than one month ago, on October 15, will go down in climate change history. A headlined story in the New York Times stated it was an important day for the people of this planet and our future generations. That day, 170 countries came together in Kigali Rwanda to achieve a legally binding agreement to
In a dramatic agreement last week, almost 200 countries voted to phase down the use of potent greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The agreement amends the Montreal Protocol and aims to reduce global warming by 1°F by 2100. This deal will avoid emitting 80 billion metric