Oxygen-Depletion

We are all aware of our reliance on fossil fuels and their byproducts of greenhouse gases and poisons, like carbon dioxide (CO2) and carbon monoxide (CO). But have you ever wondered the other half of the equation? Where does the oxygen come from? And where does it go?

Natural gas stove burning blue.
Big Ideas

How much oxygen is consumed by fossil fuels per year?

Oxygen depletion compared to carbon dioxide emissions.  Author’s note: This isn’t one for my usual audience. It’s super heavy on the science. If you want to know the answer to how much oxygen is consumed by fossil fuels and three reasons why oxygen depletion may be the bigger problem, just skip to the bottom. (One

The world population growth chart of homo infographic sapiens infographic. At the rate we are going the line will be off the chart in a few decades.
Big Ideas

Human Population Growth Chart

This graph illustrates the exponential growth of the human race and the consumption of non-renewable resources. The question isn’t if the population will stop growing/consuming, but when?

Gulf oil spill satellite view NASA
Big Ideas

Is the oil spill a good thing?

Here’s an exercise in thinking positive using the BP oil spill as an example. Also, it seems one of the byproducts of traveling the world is a desire for social activism, because I never imagined thinking of stuff like this.

Ever wonder how much air your car breathes?
Big Ideas

How much oxygen does a car breathe?

We are all aware of our reliance on fossil fuels and their byproduct of greenhouse gases and poisons. But have you ever wondered about the oxygen needed to burn the fuel?

Scott Stoll sitting at the radio soundboard.
Scott's Adventures

Sustainable Futures

I recently did an in-depth interview in Vancouver for Sustainable Futures with Ryan Fletcher. This two part episode features stories of my travels framed in the context of creating a sustainable future and the rise of a global consciousness.

A mockup of the Eco-Footprint Label or Ecolabel. It shows how far away the product originates, for example locally or the other side of the planet. It also lists the resources and ingredients used to manufacture the product. For example, this can of corn used 9 gallons of water to grow the corn, and it used 1 gallon of oil to fuel the farm machinery and ship it to the store.
Big Ideas

What if there was a nutrition label for the planet?

Introducing the Eco-Footprint Label, a nutrition label for the planet. Helping make environmentally-conscious decisions by informing shoppers of the “ingredients” in their packaging and costs of shipping.

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