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carbon leakage

carbon leakage  n.— «But bowing to pressure from industry lobbies, the commission announced that it would not allow the ETS to preside over “carbon leakage,” an ugly term meaning the relocation of steelworks and the like from Europe...

motor music

motor music  n.— «My favorite part of this bike: its sound. What Moto Guzzi refers to as its “motor music,” or engine and exhaust notes, was better than any new record I’ve heard recently, particularly the crackle upon roll-off...

smog

smog  v.— «When the car was smogged (in California), it showed no carbon monoxide and 65 parts per million in raw gas.» —“Noisy Honda has him puzzled” by Bob Hagin San Diego Union-Tribune (California) Aug...

carbon sasquatch

carbon sasquatch  n.— «Actually, Laurie David has been creating one HUGE carbon footprint here on Martha’s Vineyard for the last 6 years. Her disgusting and ostentatious trophy building has been virtually ceaseless for about 6 years now...

graphene

graphene  n.— «The latest craze in materials science is graphene, a one-atom-thick sheet of carbon that looks like molecular chicken wire. Graphene is the thinnest of all possible materials in the universe. It shares many of the properties...

global weirding

global weirding  n.— «We could get, by the way, a million new jobs and save a million old jobs that way, get rid of a quarter of our carbon dioxide emission that cause “global weirding.”» —“Environmentalist Amory Lovins...

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