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Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo

This post provided by Lauren Herbert, my dear mother, who spent the month of April working as a volunteer physician at ASRI in Borneo

It is hard to make out the objects in this photo. 1,644 more words

Climate Change

Further evidence of the Anti-Science Left

The right of the political spectrum is less likely to accept scientific conclusions if they involve excessive regulation of the economy. The anti-vaccination infestation of left-wing thinking shows that they are not immune to magical thinking and therefore should not be so smug.

Economics Of Media And Culture

The Gospel of the Princess Kaguya

“The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” one of Japan’s oldest folk stories, has long been a favorite of mine. Last night, I watched an adaptation by Studio Ghibli, … 2,482 more words

Pondering And Philosophy

Michael T. Klare: The Renewable Revolution

Four Reasons Why the Transition From Fossil Fuels to a Green Energy Era Is Gaining Traction

Don’t hold your breath, but future historians may look back on 2015 as the year that the renewable energy ascendancy began, the moment when the world started to move decisively away from its reliance on fossil fuels. 2,919 more words


Let's Hear it for Planet Earth!

Did you know that one of the self-proclaimed founders of Earth Day murdered his ex-girlfriend? You probably did, because apparently this is all up in the “news” cycle again.  581 more words


Extinction and "islands"

So here’s this article, “Rethinking extinction,” the main point of which is that things aren’t as bad as commonly stated. It’s written by Stewart Brand, who I understand is considered a “green modernist” or some other flavor of supposed environmentalist who takes a more “pragmatic” and corporate-friendly or high-tech-will-save-us approach to resolving environmental problems. 718 more words


These Sites are Superfun(d): A Tourist’s Guide to America’s Most Toxic Destinations

by Cary Chapman

Are you sick and tired of your beach vacation being so freakin’ pristine? Do travel slogans like “a glimpse of paradise” and “taste of heaven” send shivers of cold fury wriggling down your spine? 1,377 more words

Life & Other Drugs