Peak Moment TV, Episode 26:
101 Solutions to Global Climate Change
"Author Guy Dauncey's lively, optimistic solutions for Peak Oil and climate crisis are do-able here and now."
Falling in Love with the Earth (December 2009) Common Ground Magazine This month, in Copenhagen, Denmark, the world’s leaders are gathering for the all important Climate Conference, hoping to reach an agreement sufficiently robust to prevent human civilization, and most of Earth’s ecosystems, from spiralling down into climate chaos.
Oct 24 Global Day of Action (October 2009) Common Ground Magazine
“Dear world: This is an invitation to help build a movement – to take one day and use it to stop the climate crisis.” These are words from the grassroots organization 350.org, which is energizing a huge global protest about the looming climate crisis.
Welcome to the Post-Carbon World (2008) YES! Magazine Feature article - Why do some planets survive their carbon crises and others don’t? A plan for how ours could, focusing on:
My Beef with Global Warming (Feb 2008) Common Ground Magazine
Cutting right back on our consumption of meat and dairy must be an essential part of any strategy to tackle global warming.
Alarm Bells Beg Action (May 2007) Common Ground Magazine
When a fire alarm rings, we know what to do: evacuate the building and apply water. But what happens when Earth’s alarm bells ring?
BC Sets Hot Air Standards (April 2007) Common Ground Magazine
It was with the greatest delight that I heard the commitments to tackle the challenge of climate change in the throne speech in February.
Climate Crisis Breakthrough (March 2007) Common Ground Magazine
Finally, the world is waking up to the realities of global climate change, and saying “Maybe we’d better do something about it.”
Cutting Down on Carbon (Feb 2006) Common Ground Magazine
It would be better if I reduced my emissions to zero, but until then, being carbon-neutral is a good second best.
The Biggest Show on Earth (Nov 2005) Common Ground Magazine
It could cost $200 billion to rebuild New Orleans and the other broken communities. When it comes to global climate change, however, the biggest show on Earth, Bush says, “We can’t afford it.”
Climate: The Crucial Challenge (2004) EcoNews
Wouldn’t it be nice if this nagging problem of global climate change would just go away? Like a head-ache, you would wake up in the morning and find that it’s gone?
Living with a Climate Monster (2004) EcoNews
What will it take for people to realize that global climate change is like an enormous angry monster, and the hotter it gets, the more angry it will become?
On Lightbulbs, Polar Bears and
Earth’s Future (2002) First published in Response Magazine (United
What a strange and complicated world we live in. I want to live
simply, celebrating the fullness of God’s creation and acting
kindly towards my neighbours and my fellow humanity, but I am
confounded by the simple presence of a light switch.
Our Atmosphere, Our Climate, Our
Hope (2002) First published in ‘Earthlight’ - www.earthlight.org
We must cast our anchor on the far shore called ‘clean energy’.
We must hold in our hearts the vision in which the atmosphere
becomes part of the community of all life, and no longer a commodity.
The future of our planet’s ecosystems, and much of life,
depends on it.
Weather Ahead (2000) First published in ‘Living Lightly’
Must it always be like this? Must we wait until after the disasters
strike before we act? This time, however, we possess a revolutionary
means of global communication – the Internet. Maybe we can
use it to mobilize our awareness, before it is too late.
The Carbon Years - Then Lift-off! (Jan 2008) Common Ground Magazine
The age of fossil fuels is the ramp of intellectual capital that enables us to take off into a permanent post-carbon world.
Alberta's Tar Sandcastle (June 2006) Common Ground Magazine
It takes so much energy to extract the oil from the tar sands, that it produces three times more greenhouse gas emissions than conventional oil.
What's Happening to Fuel Prices? (Oct 2005) Common Ground Magazine
Why is this happening? Are the oil companies gouging us? Is it a response to the war in Iraq, and hurricanes Katrina and Rita? Or is something else going on?
When the Gas Runs Out (July 2005) Common Ground Magazine
How will we heat ourselves, when the gas runs out? This is a huge unanswered question that no one wants to address.
BC in 2025 - Where's the Energy? (Oct 2003) Common Ground Magazine
It's October 2025 and the lights are on. The traffic is running smoothly, the economy is whirring and there is no fossil fuel being burnt in the province.
The Call of the Moon (Jan 2003) Common Ground Magazine
The challenge that we face, as we come to terms with the enormous folly of continuing to burn fossil fuels, is to find a way to tap the tidal power of gravity and make it turn our turbines, producing megawatts from matter’s magic.
A Sustainable Energy Plan
for the US (2003) First published in YES! Magazine
Updated version printed in Earth
The challenge is to show how we can meet America’s energy
needs by usingrenewable energy efficiently from the sun, wind,
water, waves, tides, and hydrogen.
Carbon Activism for Beginners (2003) First published in The Activist
In preparation for an explosion of courageous, feisty, carbon
activism all around the world, let’s clean up our own act
San Francisco’s Residential
Energy Conservation Ordinance (2001) First published in ‘Economic Development Today’
Since 1982, San Francisco has used a very progressive approach
to upgrade the energy efficiency of the city’s buildings,
producing an overall 15% increase in efficiency, while stimulating
the city’s economy.