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“The Tragedy of the Commons”: how ecofascism was smuggled into mainstream thought

Grand Hardin's 1968 Science essay "The Tragedy of the Commons" is one of the most widely assigned readings in the past ten years' worth of university syllabi; notionally, it describes how property that is held in common is prone to overuse and exhaustion, while privatization creates an owner who has an incentive to serve ...

Global shipping companies comply with anti-air-pollution rules by dumping pollution into the sea, instead

As of Jan 1, a new International Maritime Organisation standard will seriously restrict the kind of air pollution that shipping vessels can emit; in response, the industry has invested more than $12b in "open-loop scrubbers," which capture the sulphur from heavy fuel oil exhaust and reroute it, along with CO2, into waste water that is ...

Whales worth about $1 trillion in carbon sequestration, analysis finds

A new analysis of whales suggests that each one is worth about $2 million in carbon sequestration -- and the global population is thus worth about $1 trillion.

How do whales sequester carbon? By eating stuff, getting big, then drifting to the bottom of the ocean after they die. This makes them carbon sinks on ...

At the UN, Greta Thunberg excoriates world leaders and her elders for climate inaction

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I don't watch a lot of videos; I prefer transcripts. When I absolutely have to get through a video, I usually put it in a background window and listen.

Don't do that with Thunberg's four-minute address to the UN.

Instead, watch it. I understand and agree with her that we should be listening to ...

Jonathan Safran Foer challenges everyone to eat vegan for two meals a day

09.22.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

"Make a plan for what you'll do [about climate change]. Give it words, numbers, days of the week. Allow your friends and families to witness it," novelist Jonathan Safran Foer advised the audience at Mashable's 10th annual Social Good Summit on Sept.... ...

On Fire: Naomi Klein’s book is a time-series of the shift from climate denial to nihilism to Green New Deal hope

My latest LA Times book review is for Naomi Klein's new essay collection, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal, which traces more than a decade of Klein's outstanding, on-the-ground reports from the pivotal struggle to begin the transformational work needed to save our species and the rest of the ...

Crowdfunding the “grassroots first responders” helping in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Steve Boyett writes, "HeadKnowles Hurricane Relief Foundation gofundme is raising funds to go to 'grassroots first responders, 1000's of volunteers providing meals, shelter and equipment to displaced persons.' They are on the Approved Dorian Donations list of organizations (more Hurricane Dorian relief organizations).

That said, the road ahead to restoring and rebuilding our communities ...

Prince Harry’s new Travalyst initiative aims to promote sustainable travel

09.03.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles, Travel Articles

Prince Harry has announced the launch of a global sustainable travel initiative, dubbed Travalyst. Announcing the project at an event in Amsterdam on Tuesday, the Duke of Sussex said Travalyst will partner with travel companies like SkyScanner, TripA... ...