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Daryl Elliott Proponent of solar, wind, EVs, veganism, democracy, and all things environmental and progressive. Writer. Go green.



Author Archives: Daryl Elliott

Level 6 Autonomous Driving Concept, & An Appeal To Elon Musk To Make Smart Traffic Lights

February 3rd, 2020 | by Daryl Elliott

Have you ever sat at a red traffic light with no other cars or pedestrians on the road and had to wait? Was it frustrating? If you were in a gasoline or diesel car, did you feel bad about polluting the air? Have you ever sat at a traffic light with 30 cars in each direction waiting to go straight, and the traffic lights instead allowed the turn lanes to go first even though there were no cars in those turn lanes


Silencing Science: Trump Campaign Tries To Quash Anthropogenic Connection To Climate Crisis

September 26th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

In a podcast by RevealNews.org, a story is told of a scientist, Maria Caffrey, PhD, of the University of Colorado, Boulder, who works with the US Park Service. She did a four-year study of the potential impact of climate crisis on 118 national parks in 2030, 2050, and 2100. It was finished in late 2016 just before Donald Trump ascended to the presidency (after losing the vote by nearly 3,000,000 votes)


Why GM Auto Workers Are Striking & Some Want To Make More EVs

September 19th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

Ted Krumm, head of the UAW's bargaining committee states: "This strike is about us ... standing up for fair wages, for affordable quality healthcare, for our share of profits, and for our job security." Apparently, the autoworker union does not believe that GM is adequately sharing with workers the more than $8 billion in profits the company made in


The Right To A Future

September 12th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

Greta Thunberg, the famous Swedish climate crisis activist, recently landed upon the American shore in a solar-powered boat. She did not want to fly due to the pollution caused by airplanes


Ending The US Electoral College — Rationale & Testimony

March 9th, 2019 | by Daryl Elliott

For CleanTechnica readers not based in the US or unfamiliar with the US presidential election process, there is an odd system that is used that is not a simple one-person-one-vote system. Electoral College (EC) electors are used to represent the states. The number of electors are distributed unevenly, giving low populous states more votes than high populous states. This is an anachronistic holdover from a couple of centuries ago when newspapers were delivered by horse power ... the old, original form of horsepower


How To Opt Out Of Animal Agriculture & Live Plant Based

December 16th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

With the climate generally growing warmer, and with animal agriculture contributing more than its fair share of greenhouse gases and other pollutants to the environment, more and more environmentalists and people, in general, are going plant-based. This article is a part of a series of articles on the environmental impact of the animal agriculture (ag) industry


Animal Agriculture & Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, PTSD, Biodiversity Loss, & World Hunger

December 16th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part three of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers the relationship between animal agriculture and wildlife habitat encroachment, species extinctions, concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) odors, financially marginalized communities, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, world hunger, tax subsidies for animal agriculture, hidden costs of animal agriculture (including subsidized fast foods), slaughterhouse PTSD and alcohol/drug abuse, domestic abuse, human rights issues, and more


Animal Agriculture & Water

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

This is the part two of a multi-article series on the connection between animal agriculture and various societal and environmental problems. This article covers animal agriculture's connection to freshwater use, freshwater quality, water pollution violations, fishes and other sea animals, ocean hypoxia, and declining phytoplankton in the oceans


Is Renewable Energy Enough To Stop Global Warming? What About Animal Agriculture?

December 9th, 2018 | by Daryl Elliott

With the climate generally growing warmer, it becomes more urgent and imperative to slow climate disruption. Recently, the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report after reviewing 6,000 scientific studies and references. The IPCC suggests that it is vital that we keep the temperature delta within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to the preindustrial historical average. If we were to exceed that level, we may see runaway climate warming. This dire situation demands that we do everything possible to improve our path forward



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