WATWB – Your Monthly Shot of News That Doesn’t Suck

Things is getting better. Cops are rescuing kittens from rush hour traffic, the former record for tallest stack of M&Ms has been broken, and more than 7000 schools are now solar powered. Also, Rudy Giuliani lost his license to practice law in New York, but that’s a whole other story.

Despite all the good news of the day, this is gonna be a short post. Despite the fact that Guinness Book of World Records has seen yet another record smashed, I think it’s best to focus on the gorilla in the room: Solar power. Now, the fact that 7000 schools in the US are going solar sounds really cool – and it is! – but they account for a tiny percentage of total schools, something like 5.5% of the total schools in the country. But it’s a start. Just like the biggest stack of M&Ms in the world started with only two pieces of candy, a switchover to renewable energy – which has huge implications even at the national security level – will start a bit at a time. Eventually, we’ll hit a tipping point and the amount of energy we dig out of the ground at ever-increasing expense will be replaced with panels you strap to your roof. Given the amount of all-electric vehicles I’ve seen lately, that can only be a good thing.

Read the full story here and feel free to slag me for being a liberal tree-hugger in the comments.

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And now, your moment of Zen:

5. The tallest stack of M&Ms is 5 candies.

2 thoughts on “WATWB – Your Monthly Shot of News That Doesn’t Suck

  1. Great post Eric thank you! Solar leads the way! Wind power too. Here in South Africa the Karpowership deal has fallen through thankfully and the govt has FINALLY released its grip and is allowing more and more solar power to be released. Some towns in this country are fully solar powered.

  2. From one liberal tree-hugger to another, I love this. Last I heard
    Canada had over 7000 schools running on solar power but we need to do better. Thanks so much for sharing this and for being a part of #WATWB! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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