Regardless of the environmental and health challenge we face today, whether it’s global climate change, solid waste, or toxic releases, the root cause can reasonably be traced back to one … [Read full article]
Tag: population growth
Van Jones Misses the Boat on Population
Van Jones is a true leader in the cause for transitioning to a green economy. His work is pivotal in helping advocate for and envision a sustainable energy future. As … [Read full article]
Population Growth Influences Climate Change
Each month we can add another couple of phenomena that only serve to increase climate change, further warming our planet. The next in that long list is population growth, specifically … [Read full article]
U.S. Wastes More Food Energy than Gained from Gulf Oil & Gas
Wasted food energy in the U.S. totals some 2150 trillion kilojoules per year–more than the U.S. could produce in ethanol (grain) biofuels. Further, an article in the New Scientist asserts that this amount is greater than the energy produced annually from all the oil and gas extracted from the Gulf of Mexico.
TED Talk: Hans Rosling on Global Population Growth
The key to achieving sustainable, global population growth, according to Doctor Hans Rosling in a recent TED Talk, is raising the standard of living of the world’s poor. But, isn’t … [Read full article]
Dry Times for Western North America, Climate Trends Forecast
Researchers Overpeck and Udall cite a litany of troubling trends to support their prediction: “soaring temperatures, declining late-season snow pack, northward-shifted winter storm tracks, increasing precipitation intensity (note: not total rainfall), the worst drought since measurements began, steep declines in Colorado River reservoir storage, widespread vegetation mortality, and sharp increases in the frequency of large wildfires.”
'Millennium Goal' to End World Hunger Will Not Be Met
The UN’s Millennium Development Goal of ending global under-nourishment by 2015 will not be met, but a new set of “mega” initiatives are being implemented to achieve more efficient delivery of “research outputs” to speed agricultural development.
50% Chance Colorado River Reservoirs Will Run Dry by 2057 — Under Current Scenario
A new study finds that there is a 50-50 chance all of the Colorado River reservoirs — in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona — will run completely dry by … [Read full article]