The Age of Stupid

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Saturday, March 21st, 2009

by Timlynn Babitsky
The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change set in 2055. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world 45 years from now. He looks back at video footage from 2007 and asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? (more…)

Hot, Flat and Crowded

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Monday, September 8th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Tom Friedman’s latest book comes out today. In it he says that we need an “Earth race” with China, Europe, and Japan, to see who can create the technologies to make the Earth livable for man. New energy technology is the next great industrial revolution. (more…)

High Altitude Wind Power

Timlynn Babitsky | Thinking Forward,Wind Innovations,Wind Videos | Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Tapping into the jet stream for unending, reliable wind power is no science fiction fantasy. Researchers from the Netherlands, the UK, the US, and Italy are all flying kites to capture that power. And, Google invested $10m last year in US kite company, Makani Power. The higher you go, the better the wind, but can kites really capture wind power?  (more…)

What’s so good about Earth Day?

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth | Monday, April 21st, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Earth Day 2008 is a far cry from its launch in 1970. Then, Earth Day was a protest against corporate environmental misconduct and the stench of environmental pollution embraced as “the whiff of prosperity.” Today, Earth Day has become a marketing strategy to sell the ‘green’ side of everything from SUVs, to snack food, to 1-800-flowers. (more…)

Wind-in-song

Timlynn Babitsky | Wind Music,Wind Videos | Sunday, April 13th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Ah, a few more entries in the Wind Songs hunt. Same song title – The Will of the Wind- two different takes; two different artists - both are on YouTube. (more…)

Don’t lose your COOL!

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,X-cellent Cool Stuff | Saturday, March 29th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Wind power is our “really big agenda.” On a day-to-day level we push our little Earth-saving agendas. We put our recycle bins by the curb each week and pat ourselves on the back for a job well done. Yet every once in a while in our time-poor busy lives, we wonder – Does it really matter whether I wash that one sticky peanut butter jar and put it out to recycle or just toss into the trash as is?…. (more…)

Song of the Wind

Timlynn Babitsky | Wind Music,X-cellent Cool Stuff | Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
Carlos Santana has long been one of my very favorite instrumental guitarists. He speaks through the guitar; allows us a view into his spirit and soul. Imagine my amazement to find that Santana has done a really beautiful instrumental on Wind. (more…)

Wind Songs

Timlynn Babitsky | Wind for Kids,Wind Music | Saturday, March 15th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
I’ve been on a hunt for songs and music with the beauty of wind as the theme. There are certainly a number of songs about the terrible power of wind. You know, sinking ships, blowing away dreams and that kind of thing. I posted my query to one of the best folk music websites thinking there MUST be some great ”good wind” folk songs….and three songs were immediately posted in reply: (more…)

Unloved and Disapproved

Timlynn Babitsky | Benefits & Support,Wind Videos | Sunday, February 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
If you have not yet seen EPURON’s “Power of the Wind” TV spot yet. Sit back and get wowed! A Golden Lion award winner at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes, the “Power of Wind” ad is recognized as one of the most successful TV ads from Germany. Take a minute to watch the video and see one of the most clever wind ads in a long time – it will definitely make you smile. (more…)

Go Fly a Kite!

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward,Wind Innovations | Sunday, February 10th, 2008

by Timlynn Babitsky
KiteShip Corporation founders Dave Culp, and Dean Jordan plan to build kites as large as a football field to power cargo ships and oil tankers. Unlike traditional sails which require masts and specialized rigging, the kite could be easily attached to an existing ship and moved from one vessel to another in a commercial fleet. Using a KiteShip kite along with traditional engine power, could provide fuel savings of between 15-30 percent. (more…)

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