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LETTER: Concerned about global warming – Peninsula Daily News

COVID-19 is an invisible harbinger of an even greater threat to humankind that we have repeatedly chosen to ignore, the present climate crisis. The world’s top scientists had warned us that we’ve less than a decade to reverse the destructive…

Covid-19 and global warming: two good reasons to eat fewer animals – Open Democracy

Over the past year the world has witnessed an alarming succession of environmental disasters. Millions of hectares of forests have been incinerated in Amazonia and Australia. Floods have submerged whole cities like Venice and its historic and cultural heritage. An…

Pandemic Shows The Hollow Fantasies Of Greta And Extinction Rebellion

How glorious it is that the demands of Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion are coming true. We are putting a significant brake on carbon emissions by strongly limiting the rampant overconsumption of our society. Granted, no one seems very happy…

Macron’s Climate Panel Wants To Ban Cars, 5G, Big Box Stores, More

The yellow‑vest protests spurred President Macron to put 150 random members of the public in charge of his environmental policy. What could possibly go wrong? President Macron’s attempt to appease yellow-vest protesters has saddled him with radical ecological policy proposals likely…

Young designer creates plastic alternative from fish waste and algae

It hopefully will be used to wrap sandwiches or carry baked goods instead of the cling wraps and plastics now on the market. The winning design for this year’s international James Dyson Award is a plastic alternative made out of…

Our brains process information the same way as junk food, money and drugs

Do you find yourself aimlessly surfing the internet with no goal in mind, or compulsively checking your phone knowing there really isn’t anything to see? That’s because our brains crave knowledge and consume it with little thought, whether the information…

All the lonely people: Where do they all belong?

In “Eleanor Rigby,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney famously asked: All the lonely peopleWhere do they all come from?All the lonely peopleWhere do they all belong? These are good questions. And I’ll add one more: As the baby boomers get…

The fat of the land: Estimating the ecological costs of overeating

(Frontiers) Researchers have proposed a way to measure the ecological impact of global food wastage due to excessive consumption. Published in Frontiers in Nutrition, the results suggest that direct food waste — thrown away or lost from field to fork — is a mere hors-d’œuvre.