"Unprecedented Crime" is an important book for many reasons, but most of all for driving home the point of the title, that the governments and fossil fuel corporations are guilty of major crimes for knowingly destroying our climate. And not simply major crimes, but "unprecedented" crimes, which will make the genocides and holocausts of the [...]
Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hendryx presents his research and tells the story of the pushback he's received from the coal industry, advocating for the ethical obligation scientists have to speak the truth.
Planet Earth Gets a Ground Game In a crowded field, no issue more spectacularly illustrates the failures of our political system than climate change. We are hurtling toward catastrophes that threaten the very existence of humankind, yet the matter is almost totally absent from political discourse. Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union address didn’t [...]
This article was written in 2012 yet really emphasis the importance of voting. With the political climate as it is we cannot afford not to vote. Please take a read starting with this excerpt: It is not limited to just presidential races. Ballots include initiatives, amendments and smaller statewide political races. All of these affect [...]
Human-induced climate change was first identified in 1800 and again in 1831 by the same scientist, Alexander von Humboldt Though little known and studied today, Alexander von Humboldt (b. September 14, 1769) was a legend in his lifetime, and remains one of the most important scientists in history. More places and species are [...]
Our visual sense of perspective makes an object that is far from us appear smaller than it would appear if it were close. An automobile bearing down on me is very real and needs my attention, where as one that is two miles away does not. Nevertheless, the intensity of our perception of [...]
Walk. This is the perfect way to help the environment! Instead of taking your car to run errands or go to a friend’s house, walk there instead. You’ll enjoy the sunshine and help reduce your carbon footprint since you’re not using a car. And hey, you’ll get some exercise too! - Michelle Neff, Excerpt from her [...]
In the past we did not need to be aware of processes such as the carbon cycle, which is essential for all life on the planet. It was self-regulating and affected little by human activity. But today, we are changing its workings in dangerous ways by burning fossil fuels and reducing the earth’s vegetation. It [...]