Our University invests in the fossil fuel industry: this is for us the central issue. We now know that fossil fuels cause climate change of unprecedented destructive potential. We also know that many in this industry spend large sums of money to mislead the public, deny climate science, control legislation and regulation, and suppress alternative energy sources.
It’s everywhere – a part of our breakfast, lunch, and especially dinner. Meat. Fellow Americans, we just can’t quit it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spent nearly $1,100 dollars on meat, fish, poultry, and … Continue reading →
Los Angeles on Tuesday joined a growing list of cities that are treating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco-based products, banning their use in parks, restaurants and in most workplaces.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011-2020 the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (Resolution 65/161). The UN Decade on Biodiversity serves to support and promote implementation of the objectives of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, with the goal of significantly reducing biodiversity loss.
Despite all the protest campaigns, all the alarming scientific reports and all the worthy editorials in respected journals, no one, least of all government, seems willing to restrain the relentless growth of the factory farm model, which has been adopted around the world. With global meat consumption projected to increase 73 per cent by 2050, any effort to curtail the negative consequences of meat production seems ultimately hopeless.
As the data show, China is now burning almost as much coal as the rest of the world — combined. And despite impressive support from Beijing for renewable energy and a dawning understanding about the dangers of air pollution, coal use in China is poised to continue rising, if slower than it has in recent years. That’s deadly for the Chinese people — see the truly horrific air pollution in Beijing this past month — and it’s dangerous for the rest of the world. Coal already accounts for 20% of global greenhouse-gas emissions, making it one of the biggest causes of man-made climate change. Combine that with the direct damage that air pollution from coal combustion does to human health, and there’s a reason why some have called coal the enemy of the human race.