Posts tagged "environment"
In the Trump-Clinton debates of 2016, not a single question was posed about global warming. Looks like that is about to change as the Democratic candidates finally acknowledge that the climate crisis is a top issue among millennial voters right after healthcare - and that our existence also counts on our leaders acting on a solution.
Michael Mann and Jonathan Brockopp of Penn State University make a compelling case for the need for systemic change to tackle climate change, quoting a recent study that by focusing on individual actions we’re distracting ourselves from the necessary political and corporate action.
It’s stark. Turns out a single seat on a modest 2,500 mile flight (NYC - LAX) results in emissions that will melt 32 square feet of Arctic sea ice. In this enlightening take from Andy Newman of the NY Times, he walks us through a highly-researched piece on what our summer holidays mean for the future of our planet.
Has an alternative to plastic just been discovered in Australia? Hopes are rising as researchers discovered that a bee, the native Hylaeus nubilosus masked bee, produces a "cellophane-like" material for its nests.