At the Heart of Technological Transformation and Modernization

Spain is one of the European countries most concerned about climate change. The southern areas of this Mediterranean country are characterized by rather harsh climatic conditions, such as high temperatures, droughts, scarce rainfall and insufficient water. Nevertheless, the Spanish government is actively working to mitigate climate change, among other things, …

Bitcoin, Tesla, Electricity Usage, And A Mea Culpa

Over two years ago, CleanTechnica published a substantive report I authored, checking in on the global intersection of blockchain technology and cleantech. About 66 ventures in 26 countries were covered. Naturally, the subject of bitcoin’s electricity use was covered as well, as there was some pulling of hair and gnashing of teeth about …

Glacier Collapse in India a Worrying Sign of What’s to Come

A deadly flood in northern India, sparked by a cratering glacier, was not an isolated incident but the result of a rapidly warming planet, say experts. They warn the disaster, which has left over 140 feared dead, is a precursor of what is to come unless drastic measures are taken …

Unless we Urgently Rethink Agriculture, More Diseases will Jump Species

As the world grapples with the current pandemic, other threats, not least our climate emergency, have not gone away. In 2020, the economic disruption from Covid-19 cost the world’s economy more than 7 trillion dollars in lost output, with the IMF predicting that could rise to a staggering USD 28 …

Got Climate Change? Kelp Can Help

Kelp, which most of us refer to as seaweed, may be an important tool in the quest to limit the effects of a warming planet. Much of the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by humans — primarily by extracting and burning fossil fuels — is absorbed by the world’s …

Climate Change Adaptation Is Key to Avoid Disruption of EU Agricultural Commodities Imports

Stepping up European Union (EU) support for international adaptation, together with trade diversification are key actions the EU can take to lessen the impacts of climate change on agricultural trade, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing published today. Climate change is projected to affect agriculture in Europe and …