Doing stuff to stop global warming

Seems that many people (including science funding bodies) still don’t get that if we want to reach a global warming target of 1.5°C, huge changes are needed right now. According to the UN, global carbon emissions reductions of around 55% are needed until 2030. That’s in nine years!

Serious advice for those who want to save the climate (seriously now!)

Turns out that many people have wildly unrealistic ideas about the effectiveness of their actions to limit carbon emissions. To make a dent in your carbon dioxide emissions do the following: get a new heating system, insulate your home properly, stop eating meat and stop flying if you can avoid it! Did I mention that this is serious?

Data from here.

The not-so-latest in technology

Szpylbert cartoon on 3D Printing

Re-done this old cartoon from 2015. Still hasn’t changed much; still approaching usefulness. Makes Szpylbert think about the 10x rule associated with Intel’s Andy Grove. It that says that for something new to be a big success, it must be ten times better than the existing alternative. Some way to go for 3DP…

For more see this great Harvard Business Review article from 2006.