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Graphic Series: Earthly Ideas, Week 13

Editor's note: This post is part of a series featuring Worldchanging ally Andy Lubershane's original graphics. While many of the issues covered in the comics have been discussed on Worldchanging in the past, we hope that you'll be able to use this new medium in a different way … whether it's in your classroom, on your office wall, or to help explain ideas to friends and family.

This week we have a mini-series of two cartoons, featuring High Wind Power. One of the larger problems with grounded wind turbines is inconsistency -- sometimes the wind just doesn't blow. But the higher into the atmosphere you go the steadier the wind currents become. To help wind turbines turn at their peak capacity, inventors have been experimenting with tether-systems to help the propellers reach new heights. You can read more about high wind power in this post from Jeremy Faludi on some of the more notable wind power projects. Or read about how wind power is moving ahead in countries like China and Kenya.

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Andy Lubershane researches, writes and cartoons about sustainability from his home in Boston. He can be reached at alubershane[at]gmail[dot]com.

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