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OUR TAKE: Solar is here, and it’s inexpensive

Solar plus storage changes everything, and it’s here now, cheaper than ever, and getting even cheaper. Utilities are in big trouble. If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy industry.

How will religion evolve?

In this provocative piece, John Tierney of the NY Times responds to Nicolas Wade’s new book, The Faith Instinct. When hunter-gatherers settled down, religion conveyed big advantages on early societies; natural selection favored their survival. Now, Tierney suggests, religion should turn green.

Report: Climate change crisis ‘catastrophic’

A new UN publication, “Human Impact Report: Climate Change — The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis” says that 300 million people are already seriously affected by climate change, and 300,000 die every year from its effects. These numbers will double by 2030. According to ex-Secretary General Kofi Annan,