Category Archives: Environment & climate

Book Challenge: Day 6

So many books, so few days! I’m not going to even get to a whole raft of significant ones! Arrrrgh! What’s a person to do? Cheat, of course. So today, I’m sharing two books on a theme: The Madhouse Effect: … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

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Plastics in the environment

“If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.” –Pete Seeger Most plastics are an environmental nightmare. I’ve lately been learning about what happens as plastics … Continue reading

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A fun coincidence

Kind of a fun coincidence happened this morning. I was listening to Nature Notes on our public radio station while on the way to the Riverfront to do my morning exercise. This program is hosted by UofSC science professor Rudy … Continue reading

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Pieces of the Puzzle #2: Cement

Today I was reading Climate Change: What Everyone Needs To Know by Joseph Romm. He mentioned that the manufacture of cement is a major source of CO2 emissions. I’m sure I had heard this before, but had never run across … Continue reading

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Pieces of the puzzle #1: Means, ends; means are ends

I’ve been thinking a lot about things that are both means and ends lately. This idea spins off of a book by Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom. Sen is a Nobel Prize-winning economist and national development expert who has proposed … Continue reading

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