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Hank Green

Entries by Hank Green

4 Types of CFL Haters... And What to Tell Them

(128) Comments | Posted January 27, 2009 | 1:50 PM

In the fourth quarter of 2008, one out of every four bulbs sold in the U.S. were compact fluorescent bulbs. This was actually a dramatic upswing from previous years, but still, to me, it seems ridiculous.

How have incandescent lights managed to hold on for so long? I'm going...

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The Law of Incremental Suck (or Why to Never Give Up)

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2009 | 4:39 PM

Crossposted from

It seems like every month or so, I get a press release in my inbox saying something like "Scientists Say that The World Will Explode if We Don't Do X by Y." I have some news for you.

1. No one has any idea what...

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Automakers, Fearing for Their Lives, Are Going Green Fast

(32) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 10:32 PM

There was a strange combination of excitement and fear at this year's Detroit Auto Show. Last year, Chrysler drove a herd of cattle through downtown Detroit to celebrate the launch of a new gigantic truck. This year Chrysler's main display was filled with electric vehicles that they may never...

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My Advice to the UN: Trash the Kyoto Protocol

(3) Comments | Posted December 3, 2008 | 4:58 PM

The United Nations is meeting this week in Poland, trying to figure out how best to tackle Climate Change. And as they deliberate about how exactly to change their approach to climate change and prepare for the 2009 meeting in Copenhagen, where they will replace the Kyoto Protocol set to...

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