Our tiny house is taking on its character, a character with the energy of its ancestors.
The ceiling boards are reclaimed from a home built in the 1860’s, the wainscot bead board from another home constructed in the 1880’s, the door from a home welcoming those who entered through during the 1850’s to 1860’s.
Since my last posting, an important stage in the progress of our Texas Tiny House is now complete. The interior walls have just been coated with expanding Isonene Foam, which adds a layer of highly energy-efficient insulation to the interior of our tiny home. This will reduce the necessity for continuous and fossil fuel dependent heating and cooling throughout the year.
Having just read Michael Ruppert’s Confronting Collapse, I find this article from The Guardian to be very timely – one that serves as a wake-up call for all of us, particularly those who play an important role in determining our energy future.
Do you think that today’s business leaders are aware of the potential impact of depleting oil on the world’s economic future?
Tom Kemper is founder and president of Dolphin Blue, Inc. and is an activist in environmental causes.
2010’s disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana, is only Act One of a two-act tragedy. The second act involves the disasters that will occur when we don’t spill oil but, rather, burn it. We are on course toward seeing a world of increasing droughts and famines and inundation by oceans of most large cities and huge areas of land.
We need to replace oil with energy sources that will not contribute to global warming.
If BP had manned an ocean-based facility to generate green energy off the coast of Louisiana, both Act One and Act Two would be averted. The US and other countries need to make a commitment not just to avert oil spills but, rather, soon not to allow fossil fuels to be extracted for burning. An alternative energy plan exists in the form of “Energy Islands” — large, ocean-based facilities that provide green energy from water, wind and sun. See the plan presented at Dolphin Blue’s website: http://www.dolphinblue.com/pg-Global-Warming-Solution-Manaugh.html .