Here's what we need to do to get The 100 Renewed

So by now most of you have probably seen the Bellarke.com post detailing The 100's numbers and that, if the decision were made today, it would get cancelled. Right now, there's not a lot of hope for season 3. Which means we NEED to be active about watching it through official channels and promoting it. 

Here are my top three recommendations:

1)Queue up The 100 Season 2 episodes on the CW website, mute the volume, and let the videos play all day. If all of us do that that will immediately increase total views in a way that will be factored in and noticed. 

2)Season 1 is up on Netflix. Recommend it to all your friends who have Netflix, making sure to mention it’s already available. If you have Netflix, rewatch season 1, or pick a time you don’t need your computer and set the whole season to play. Double points for letting Season 1 play in one browser tab on Netflix and Season 2 in another tab on the CW (volume muted). Again, views get counted

3)Sign the petition (and start another, bigger one potentially) and of course, spread on social media! Make sure to get it trending on Twitter each time an episode airs. 

That’s it!! We can do this, guys. I believe. 

im gonna repeat myself because i see a bunch of people freaking out about this!

I’m 99.999999999999999999999999% sure that Bellamy Blake is not going to die! Reasons:

  1. He’s one of the most beloved characters on this show, because of his tragic back story, character development, and incredible passion and devotion to his people
  2. Bellarke is one of the most popular things about The 100, and losing that ship would affect the show’s popularity immensely
  3. Bob Morley is hot as fuck, and they would never kill of such a nice piece of ass
  4. Killing off a character this incredibly loved by the fans, when the ratings are as low as they are would just be stupid on the writers part.

Now Reasons why they are trying to make us believe that he dies:

  1. So that we get angry: post things on social media such as twitter, facebook, and tumblr; which promotes the show in a way.
  2. More people tune in, who would usually dvr it or watch it on cwtv.com days later, because they’re anxious to see if their favorite character lives or dies.
  3. It could be a distraction so that we don’t predict someone else’s impending death
  4. so that we don’t predict what is going to happen to Bellamy in the next few episodes.

I think that Bellamy is actually going to be tortured in the next few episodes, that’s why in the writers room it said “oh shit” on a flash card. Something bad is going to happen to him, just not death

Reasons why I think he’s going to get tortured:

  1. That talk he had with Murphy had, where he says that if the roles were reversed that he wouldn’t give up his people because he’s “better than him.”
  2. Now that Jasper, and Monty know about what the mountain men are up to, they and the others will definitely try to escape
  3. Meanwhile Clarke and Bellamy are obviously trying to get their people back, and by the looks of the promo Clarke’s mom is probably going to post pone it, which will make them want to go sooner.
  4. In the seventh episode Bellamy, Clarke and Octavia go somewhere together and the in the episode after that Clarke’s supposed to come back with bad news.. so obviously they’re going on some rescue mission either for Lincoln or all of their friends, meanwhile the 48 have already escaped leaving the mountain men to look for them, and then accidentally stumble upon the trio,
  5. He will get captured, and then tortured for either information about the rest of the members of the ark, or for just his blood either way
  6. They’re obviously going to do something bad to him, otherwise there wouldn’t be any bad news on Clarke’s part, and because of the spoiler that the writers gave us, but again THEY ARE NOT GOING TO KILL HIM! HE’S TOO VALUABLE FOR THE 100!!!!

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The Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) Building is the First Fully Algae-Powered Architecture

Operating successfully for over a year, the Bio Intelligent Quotient (B.I.Q.) building in Hamburg, Germany is the first to be fully powered by algae. The building is covered with 0.78-inch thick panels—200 square meters in total—filled with algae from the Elbe River and pumped full of carbon dioxide and nutrients. The panels, which display the bright green algae, are not only aesthetic, but performative. When sunlight hits the “bioreactor” panels, photosynthesis causes the microorganisms to multiply and give off heat. The warmth is then captured for heating water or storing in saline tanks underground, while algae biomass is harvested and dried. It can either be converted to biogas, or used in secondary pharmaceutical and food products. Residents have no heating bills and the building currently reduces overall energy needs by 50%. 

British company Pavegen has developed a new paving tile that captures the energy of footsteps and turns it into electricity.

On a small scale, one day’s worth of foot traffic over a few tiles could power one street light overnight. In another recent field test at a music festival, dancers stomping on a dance floor with Pavegen tiles generated enough energy to recharge their mobile phones.

The company’s first big field test will come this summer at the London Olympics. Pavegen will be installing its system just outside the Westfield Stratford Shopping Center, one of Europe’s biggest and busiest urban shopping malls. The tiles will be placed on one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares leading into nearby London Olympic Park. Depending on the foot traffic, the company hopes its tiles might be able to power the mall’s entire lighting system. More.

(Image: Pavegen)

"Australian scientists have found a way to print large but extremely lightweight and flexible solar panels like money.

World-leading scientists at the CSIRO said the A3-sized panels, which are created by laying a liquid photovoltaic ink onto thin, flexible plastic could soon mean everyone has the ability to print their own solar panels at home.

“It would definitely be feasible to do that,” said CSIRO materials scientist Dr Scott Watkins.

“The general concept of being able to manufacture on demand, in a house or in a workplace, is really a key feature of what we’re doing.” ~

disrupt3d.com

"The idea that capitalism and only capitalism can save the world from a (climate) crisis created by capitalism is no longer an abstract theory; it’s a hypothesis that has been tested and retested in the real world. We are now able to set theory aside and take a hard look at the results: at the celebrities and media conglomerates that were supposed to model chic green lifestyles who have long since moved on to the next fad; at the green products that were shunted to the back of the supermarket shelves at the first signs of recession; at the venture capitalists who were supposed to bankroll a parade of innovation but have come up far short; at the fraud-infested, boom-and-bust carbon market that has failed miserably to lower emissions; at the natural gas sector that was supposed to be our bridge to renewables but ended up devouring much of the market instead. And most of all, at the parade of billionaires who were going to invent a new form of enlightened capitalism but that, on second thought, the old was just too profitable to surrender. … There is plenty of room to make a profit in a zero-carbon economy; but the profit motive is not going to be the midwife for that great transformation."

- Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism v The Climate

Don’t give us aid, invest in Africa, AU tells world leaders

The continent says it is no longer keen on aid as a means of development. Instead, it wants investors to take advantage of the huge potential in the region as a more much sustainable driver of economic growth. And this time around, the leaders of the continent say they want to determine the sector where such investments would be channelled. (via Guardian News Website - Don’t give us aid, invest in Africa, AU tells world leaders)

And is ARENA fully independent? The Minister still has a lot of control: he chooses the Board, approves the CEO, and must approve the general funding strategy, guidelines for grant programs over $15 million, and any grants over $50 million. The Minister can also direct ARENA to consider particular projects and provide advice.
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Renewable energy worries: does Australia’s new renewable energy agency still have coal-lover, political fossil and Minister for Energy, Martin Ferguson’s grubby hands all over it?

ARENA: A new approach to renewables | Climate Spectator