Category Archives: Global warming

How Green Is Your Prius?

Electric vehicles (EVs) would seem to have everything going for them: Aside from being quiet and cool, they’re also environmentally friendly and cheap to operate. But are they really? In this month’s issue of IEEE Spectrum (Unclean at Any Speed) … Continue reading

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Vampires on a Diet

In its current Technology Quarterly the Economist has a sidebar article on the impact of increased efficiency in power converters for portable electronics (aka “wall warts” or “energy vampires”). This is a drum we’ve been beating for years and a … Continue reading

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Is Global Warming a Hoax?

There’s something happening here What it is ain’t exactly clear –Buffalo Springfield Having long since been politicized, the debate over global warming has become yet another front in the political culture wars. With the climate change deniers being led by … Continue reading

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