27 Dec '11, 1pm

Environmentalism as Religion is a Myth. It's About Practicality and Common Sense.

Environmentalism as Religion is a Myth. It's About Practicality and Common Sense.

It's cold in my recycled shed office this morning. And despite my best efforts at creating an efficient home office heating strategy (yes, I am wearing those ridiculous fingerless gloves!), it sometimes takes a little while for the space to heat up. Location Impacts Performance But, thanks to Paul Wheaton's excellent video on heating the person, not the house , I had a little break through this morning. I moved my little space heater underneath my desk. (BTW - the heater was found on Freecycle —for those of you still needing evidence that Freecycle works .) Sure, moving a heater under a desk is probably common sense to most practical people. But for me, it was a revelation. And it got me thinking about the importance of physics and what I'd call "physical world literacy" in the search for sustainability. Environmentalism is Practical You see I've always been more of an ide...

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