This phenomenal video footage is the most amazing I have seen of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami. As an ocean go-er from a tiny age – I have often feared the idea of giant waves and the helplessness of escaping. This astonishing video shows a clear sunny day and the view of the lines of waves (walls of water) heading toward the shore. The incredible strength of the water – pulverizing buildings into scrap – tossing giant boats miles inland – and moving cars like they are ping pong balls – is astonishing to see in such clear footage. A truly astonishing environmental disaster!
Can there be a connection between quakes and global warming ? We are just one planet – we’ve changed the alkalinity of the ocean … I know quakes and storms happen and are part of nature but you have to wonder how we effect the planet !
DEATH – The incredible loss of life from this disaster will make it one of the worst in our lifetimes. These disasters seem to keep on coming … Katrina almost 2000 dead – the tsunami in Thailand over 5,000 dead, Haitian earthquake over 300,000 dead.
MELT DOWN – in a nutshell forget about future nuclear power. You can’t find a plan for our future energy needs that hasn’t included lots of Nuclear power. Despite the obvious shortcomings of Nuke’s – they produce lots of power without CO2. The world seemed to be hot on course to ramping up – warp speed – the development of Nukes – but this quake will kill that! This puts more pressure on coal, oil and gas as our primary sources of power. Hopefully this will also push growth of renew-ables from the paltry 7% of current global energy. Continue reading “Japan Quake – Inconceivable Environmental Disaster”
Frequently at 50Green.com, we are asked about Container Homes. As a builder, I also get lots of questions about Container Homes. Here’s one that is almost built in Venice, California. I say almost because – looks close but looks like construction has stopped ?
If you haven’t heard of Earthships – check out this video !
I first became aware of Earthships in Rico Colorado years ago. They’re unique like no other home. Even if they are not for you – there is lots to be learned by the study Michael Reynolds has done over the years.