"Traditional Chinese Medicine" is bad for you and the earth. Gaia cries when you take a chinese medication. — A podcast review of Quacks, Frauds and Charlatans. Oops. Thats not right. That should be Supplements, Complementary and Alternative Medicine i.e. SCAM.
Tagged with “environment” (4)
47 minutes, 21.5mb, recorded 2007-03-26
Amory Lovins MAP/Ming Visiting Professor for Energy and the Environment at Stanford University
According to Amory Lovins, the way to design energy efficient buildings involves "thinking outside the box", or simply just giving up old ways of approaching the problem.
Lovins begins this audio lecture with examples of three buildings in three different climes (Denver, Colorado; Davis, California; Germany) that, using imaginative design, save both energy and costs. He includes stories of opportunities to apply clever design during renovation as well as in new construction. With each success story we hear about the potential gains through air conditioning, lighting and heating, and through innovative design of lamps, windows, and ducts.
Rather than entailing higher construction costs, smartly designed buildings can often actually cost less, a phenomenon Lovins refers to as "tunneling through the cost barrier". This is part one of a two-part presentation on “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”. It is also the first in a series of five talks on Energy Efficiency by Amory Lovins and is brought to you by MAP.
What’s gotten into you? In this hour we explore nature’s moochers - the good, the bad, and the hideous. We have stories of lethargic farmers, zombie cockroaches, and maybe even mind-controlled humans. Could parasites be the shadowy hand that pulls the strings of life?
Stephen J. Dubner | SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner spent more than two years on the New York Times Best Sellers list and sold more than 4 million copies worldwide. The book offered surprising insights into hot-button issues like cheating, crime, parenting, and class consciousness, in a compelling and readable style. Now, with SuperFreakonomics, the "rogue economist” and the award-winning journalist delve into the hidden agendas of all kinds of individuals, and the incentives that drive them. Featuring: Stephen J. Dubner is an author and journalist, formerly a writer and editor for The New York Times Magazine. The author’s Freakonomics blog on the New York Times website receives more than 1 million unique hits each month.