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Katie Singer writes about nature and technology in Letters to Greta. She spoke about the Internet's footprint in 2018, at the United Nations' Forum on Science, Technology & Innovation, and, in 2019, on a panel with the climatologist Dr. James Hansen. Her most recent book is An Electronic Silent Spring. www.DearGreta.com and www.ElectronicSilentSpring.com.
SHARE Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Fresh questions about solar power
I read economist Herman Daly's principles: Don't take from the Earth faster than it can replenish; and don't waste faster than the Earth can absorb.
(5 comments) SHARE Thursday, April 14, 2022 Mining the sacred: questions for a sustainable relationship with the Earth
In order to produce and preserve food, deliver electricity, manufacture and operate computers, access networks, data centers, "renewable" solar and wind systems, motorized vehicles (including tractors and electric vehicles) and so much more, our society depends on extracted ores and fossil fuels.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, February 16, 2022 The price of green energy
a documentary by Jean-Louis Pe'rez and Guillaume Pitron, now available in English
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Electrical Equipment = Fire Hazard
After learning about a new franchise agreement between my city and a telecom corporation (for 5G cell sites on public rights-of-way), I sent the following letter.
SHARE Thursday, January 13, 2022 As we consider our future - And want ecocide to stop
We want to decrease dependence on international supply chains.
We want to decrease our energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and toxic waste.
We want a friendlier relationship with the Earth.
We want to live more simply.
We'll need manufacturing to stop.
(1 comments) SHARE Friday, October 1, 2021 Energy policies in the hyperconnected era
5G's environmental paradox
In order to sustain itself and thrive, the mobile industry needs new markets1. Promoting 5G, the fifth generation of wireless technology, is one current focus for development.