A bit of academic musing for your Monday evening. Note: This is an article that I wrote a few months ago after learning about the Anthropocene. Broadly defined, the Anthropocene is a newly-established geologic era in which human beings are the primary driving force behind environmental, biological, ecological, atmospheric, and geological changes. In other words, … Continue reading Environmental Dystopias
What if I told you that with one small lifestyle change, you could cut more greenhouse gas emissions than if you stopped driving your car entirely? Or that if every American made a slightly different choice just one day a week, it could decrease global emissions by between 15 and 50 percent? Wouldn't you want … Continue reading A Meaty Question
It's in cosmetics, food, toiletries, and dozens of products you probably use every day. According to Say No to Palm Oil, it can be found in 40-50% of household items. Unfortunately, palm oil production is one of the biggest contributors to rainforest destruction today. How? The Union of Concerned Scientists explains: "Palm oil is extracted … Continue reading What’s the deal with palm oil?