These are the news of the week:
- Hug a Climate Scientist Day
- The Brazil World Cup’s Climate Wild Card
- Start Your Electric Engines and Welcome to the Formula E!
- A Look at the Sustainable Chicago Restaurant That Recycled and Composted Everything for 2 Years
Climate scientists carry the biggest burden of all: they know our planet is going to turn into a reheated chicken nugget and no one has really been listening. Click in the picture and check the cartoon.
If you are watching World Cup games and predicting which teams will win matches, might I suggest that you take into account the climate where matches are played. Brazil is huge, spanning about 40 degrees of latitude, and includes ten different climates. Brazilians have peppered 12 soccer stadiums for the World Cup throughout many of these climates, providing the opportunity for players to move from hot and moist stadiums like the one in Manaus to cooler and drier stadiums like the one in Porto Alegre or even a hot and dry stadium like the one in Natal.
What has a top speed of 270 kilometers per hour (167 mph) and doesn’t use a single drop of gasoline or diesel? The new Spark-Renault SRT-01E race car. The supercharged, zero emissions electric vehicle was designed specifically for the inaugural Formula E race series. Launching this fall, Formula E will feature races through the streets of some of the world’s most iconic cities, including London, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles.
How much food, paper and plastic have you thrown in the garbage the past two years? It is a really good question. Imagine in a restaurant. However the Chicago restaurant Sandwich Me In recycled and composted everything for 2 years!