Environment

How Climate Change Impacted Diets Over 7,000 Years

Before the invention of modern science and technology, where many diverse foods can be grown in areas once considered inhospitable, the whims of nature determined what you ate, and if you ate at all.  ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 14 2022 - 11:41am

Environmentalists Say Less Phosphorous Will Make Lake Erie Less Toxic- Science Knows They're Wrong

Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, can produce toxins and deplete lakes of oxygen when they die.  It can be dangerous for both pets and people. In August 2014, nearly half a million people in the Toledo area were without tap water for nearly th ...

Article - News Staff - May 26 2022 - 2:58pm

Farming: More Fertilizer Can Even Eliminate Yield Loss Caused By Excess Pre-Season Rain

Though activists try to portray farmers as slathering pesticides and fertilizer on land, anyone who has farmed know it is just the opposite; land is their greatest asset and given price competition they need to control costs and inputs as much as possible. ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2022 - 3:58pm

You Don't Want To Be A Billionaire, And That's A Good Thing

Some politicians and cultural activists may claim that humans are propelled by consumerism but a new paper finds that isn't true. And that it is not true is a good thing. If we were all driven by greed, there would be no poverty. Developing nations wo ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 16 2022 - 10:46am

Congo Basin Peat Bank- NOT Lungs- No Impact On Breathing- One Of The Most Intact Tropical Rainforests And We Are Saving It

This was potentially a good article by the BBC except that sadly it used an absurd click bait title and had several serious factual errors ...

Article - Robert Walker - Jul 8 2022 - 10:01am

Environmental Governance

Lately I’ve been thinking and writing about environmental governance. Here’s a summary. It has to do with the consequences of not thinking systemically; combining top-down and bottom-up policies; technology forcing; fairness and the SDGs; and prospects of ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Jul 12 2022 - 10:04am

The Best Book Of The 21st Century

The book’s reviewers offer no clue that Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future is the most important book published in this century. And it is that. Its fictional form makes climate science and climate remediation readable. It’s scary (pulling ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Jul 29 2022 - 11:33am

Is Amazon Rainforest Burning At Record Rates? What Is The Way Forward?

Short summary: we have had wild fires for many years now in the Amazon, even in the tropical rainforest- mainly started by humans for forest clearing and ranching. It is not enough to impact significantly on the Paris agreement pledges yet, though it is i ...

Article - Robert Walker - Nov 9 2022 - 2:21pm

COP Meetings – 27 Of ‘em! – With Still No.…

And back at home, Congressman John Curtis (R Utah) tells National Public Radio that the “conservative climate caucus,” which he chairs, seeks climate solutions that “don’t demonize fossil fuels.”* Now, as many of you know, I’m a political centrist at hear ...

Article - Fred Phillips - Nov 24 2022 - 1:19pm