There’s a Bizarro World quality to this period in history. Anyone covering news in these Interesting Times cannot possibly chronicle all the news that really marks the journey as we careen into our unimaginably strange future. Add yours in comments, but here’s what I found:
California regulators decreed that, by law, your your car has to be cool. Also seaweed killed a horse on a French beach using just fumes and British engineers suggested that buildings be wrapped in slime to absorb CO2. A fossil fuel reduced our carbon emissions. British scientists taught agricultural runoff to clean up nuclear waste.
Scientists found climate change will make it harder to breathe. Also there will be no rain for a billion people and there were five tornadoes in Maine this year. The US DOE did not fund an innovative inflatable car. An entire new ecosystem was being eyed for use as a new source of renewable energy.
An Armada of abandoned cargo ships lies becalmed near Borneo. Climate change created a fuel so we can continue to drive. By 2100 we will stop growing food because of drought in the Midwest, also fruit in California. Australia turned red from climate change as America was preoccupied with whether their President was a Red. Scientists are trying to grow crops in salt water and smelly fish prompted a Chinese Mayor to create the dawn of the ecological civilization. Australia is moving nuclear waste around.
Susan Kraemer writes at CleanTechnica, CSP-Today, PV-Insider , SmartGridUpdate and GreenProphet and has been published at Ecoseed, NRDC OnEarth, MatterNetwork, Celsius, EnergyNow and Scientific American. As a former serial entrepreneur in product design she brings an innovator's perspective on inventing a carbon-constrained civilization: If necessity is the mother of invention: solving climate change is the mother of all necessities! As a lover of history and sci fi, she enjoys chronicling the strange future we are creating in these interesting times. Follow Susan @dotcommodity on twitter.