Up to Speed

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The 'Up to speed' series of educational e-books covers a spectrum of sustainability topics with a focus on the causes, consequences and cures. Each ebook provides a non-technical & non-academic overview for a general audience. Available in all major ebook formats, the series is designed to help readers get quickly up to speed on important environmental issues. Get up to speed now.

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Books

Why Humans Shouldn't Go to Mars
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
Billions of dollars of your tax-payer money are being wasted on sending humans to Mars. Why spend money trying to get to a dead planet when our living home-planet is dying. Let's fix Earth and then go to Mars later. That's at least a hundred years from now, by the way. Get Up to Speed on Why Humans Shouldn't Go to Mars, today.
Abrupt Climate Change
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
According to the United Nations, climate change was supposed to be a slow gradual process that we'd have plenty of time to adapt to. Well, nature has different ideas and climate change is impacting our world a lot faster and harder than had been planned for. We are not ready for Abrupt Climate Change and yet it is here, now. Get Up to Speed on Abrupt Climate Change today.
Kim Kardashian Saves the Planet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
The planet is dying and no one is talking about it. Instead, they are talking about Kim Kardashian's butt. Imagine if she decided to become an ambassador for climate restoration and wildlife conservation. Could Kim Kardashain help to avert human extinction this century? In just 10 minutes this short ebook will get you Up-to-Speed on the possibility that Kim Kardashian Saves the Planet. Read now.
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
When oil company BP started drilling the Macondo Prospect well, they expected barrels of petroleum would fill their coffers. Instead, they filled the Gulf of Mexico with oil from a cracked drill stem,1500 metres deep. For 87 days, crude oil poured into the Gulf at 100 litres per second. And instead of record profits, BP got the record for the largest accidental oil spill in history.
Human Extinction
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
One day the humans will go extinct but the question is whether it happens sooner or later. It is possible that the human race might survive a billion years on Earth. Will humans destroy the planet and go extinct by mid-century? To find out, get up to Speed on Human Extinction today.
Bitcoin and Climate Change
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
In 2013 sustainability analyst Guy Lane set out to understand the mechanism that underpinned the Bitcoin mining network's phenomenal energy consumption. What he found was shocking: the new crypto-currency technology threatened to overwhelm the world's efforts to reign-in climate change. Will Bitcoin destroy the planet? To find out, get Up to Speed on bitcoin and Climate Change today.
Plastics in the Ocean
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
Plastics are everywhere: around our food, in our clothes and increasingly in the ocean and on the beach. Every year millions of tons of plastic waste finds its way into the sea. Here, it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces many of which get ingested by fish and other marine life. Is this the end of marine life as we know it? To find out, get Up to Speed on Marine Plastics today.
Rocket Propellants
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
There are five main classes of rocket propellant, from the cryogenic liquid-hydrogen and liquid-oxygen to the mutagenic mono-methyl-hydrazine. But what is the environmental cost of this smoke and flame blasting up through the air. Are rockets sustainable? To find out get Up to Speed on Rocket Propellants today.
Gaia Theory
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,240. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
According to freelance scientist James Lovelock the sum of earth's living systems behave like a controlling 'super-organism' that tweaks the chemistry of the ocean and the atmosphere to keep conditions just the way it likes. Is the planet a self-regulating super-organism that is soon to give the humans the boot? To find out get Up to Speed on Gaia Theory today.
Edible Insects
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
Hungry? Try some 'creepy crawly cuisine'. Around the world, billions of people happily rely on insects for a nutritious - and sustainable - source of food. And with growing concerns about global food security, we may all have to include a little bit of locust in our lunch. Will insects becomes the sustainable food of the future? To find out, get Up to Speed on Edible Insects today.
Algae Biofuels
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
Liquid fuels are widely used in cars, trucks, ships and planes. They are mainly made from petroleum oil and this is causing planet-wide environmental, social and geopolitical problems. Fortunately, a new technology is underdevelopment, liquid fuels made from algae. Is this a sustainable replacement of petroleum crude oil? To find out, get Up to Speed on Algae Biofuels today.
Ocean Acidification
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Study guides - Sciences
About 30 billion tons of CO2 gas are released into the atmosphere every year by the humans. Much of this CO2 gas dissolves in the ocean and where it forms carbonic acid. In this way, the ocean is becoming more acidic, and that's bad news for sea life. Will the oceans die? To find out get Up to Speed on Ocean Acidification, today.

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