The number of pandemics in our future is now growing astonomically. And they are all coming from the fact that … Continue reading How to stop the next pandemic?
Sharks and Rays were once prolific in our oceans. But rays and sharks have declined by 71% since 1970. In … Continue reading Sharks have declined by 71% since 1970
Fred Pearce is one of my favorite writers. He has a dozen or so books out, most of them are … Continue reading With Speed and Violence
I just finished reading Kim Stanley Robinsons’s novel “The Ministry for the Future.” In my opinion, this is a great … Continue reading A Great Novel on Global Warming
Global warming is so deeply embedded into our modern world that sometimes it is hard to tell if we are … Continue reading Are we saving the world or destroying it?
Modernism, ecological destruction, and human survival have been on my mind for the last four years almost continuously. And I … Continue reading Modernism, ecological destruction, and human survival
The melting of the arctic is happening much faster than it was supposed to. Why is this such a big … Continue reading The melting of the arctic could slow the Gulf Stream
There are five problems we must solve now. 1) The pandemic. 2) The threat to progressive politics. 3) The environmental … Continue reading Five problems we must solve now
I opened one of my favorite websites this morning, Yale Environment 360. In my opinion this site is one of … Continue reading Science is a double edged tool
Every day I read about the ebb and flow of the Corona virus and Covid 19, mostly in publications like … Continue reading The end of nature
The following post is based on a recently published essay by Fred Pearce in Yale-360. The main idea of this … Continue reading Some rainforests are now giving off more CO2 than they absorb
After Jair Bolsonaro was elected president of Brazil last year the destruction of the Brazilian rain forest became much worse. … Continue reading De-Forestation is Soaring in Brazil
Book Review of “Spillover” The Book Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human EpidemicDavid QuammenW. W. Norton and Company About … Continue reading Book Review of “Spillover”
The current Corona pandemic is not a one-off. It is not some isolated act-of-God or natural disaster that happens once … Continue reading The Corona Pandemic is part of something much larger
A recent article in Nature Journal says an abrupt wildlife collapse is coming soon. The researchers behind the article say … Continue reading A Wildlife Collapse is Coming Soon