Author: Lake Toba

Our Earth – Clean Energy to Dominate Global Production

ClimateProgress is reporting that more than 60% installed capacity of energy production will be clean energy by 2040. Cheaper coal and cheaper gas will not derail the transformation and decarbonisation of the world’s power systems. By 2040, zero-emission energy sources will make up 60% of installed capacity. Wind and solar will account for 64% of the 8.6TW [1 Terawatt = 1,000 Gigawatts] of new power generating capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years, and for almost 60% of the $11.4 trillion invested. Read more at ClimateProgress Reader Comments Welcome. Share Eco News stories you have seen here…please be...

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More Trains

YouTube treasures continues this week with a look at more really cool train footage. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. So from my travels in YouTube I’ve learned that “train spotting” is a thing. There are people who take as much joy from watching trains, tracking their timetables, and catching the occasional event. Today we have two videos. The first is of a train on some horridly bad track. You won’t believe how bad, or that a train could move on it. The second is...

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Trains

YouTube treasures continues this week with a look at some really cool train footage. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. There a are many train videos on YouTube. Today YouTube Treasures share a couple of interesting ones. Enjoy. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Infographics!

YouTube treasures continues this week with a look at infographics by Numberphile! Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Numberphile is a great channel with some really provocative content. Today we look at a famous infographic (a picture that captures a large amount of information and presents it visually) that shows Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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Cheaters :(

University of Central Florida Professor Richard Quinn gives a lecture he hoped he never would. Midday Matinee is our people watching, people doing and people being feature. Join the Woodland Creatures for an afternoon break. Professor Quinn discovered that there was cheating on the exam for the midterm on a capstone course for business management. About a third of the students were found to have cheated. This gripping video is his lecture about the discovery of the cheating, and the actions taken since then. +++++ Credit: Adobe Stock Images. Standard...

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