If you think there is nothing that can be done to ameliorate or mitigate the changing climate, unregulated capitalism, oppressive governments, or heart wrenching poverty, then it's best if you step aside and allow those who believe in humanity to take the reins and move our world forward.
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With Congressional partisanship reaching unprecedented levels and science too frequently under attack from a vocal minority, it's all the more vital to stand up for the basic idea that our choices should be informed by the best evidence and data available.
Is your pension fund or insurance company a leader or laggard when it comes to avoiding risky bets on the future impacts of climate change?
The face of farming is changing, both in the profiles of new farmers and in their perceived image. With rising social stature, some say the celebrity farmer will soon outshine the celebrity chef.
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Moving away from natural gas isn't just smart science, it's good politics, too. The under-reported story is that Obama's embrace of gas fracking is helping to line the pockets of his political enemies.
When it's all risk and no reward, it's all of our responsibility to stand up and protect not just Spokane but the rest of Washington from bad deals on wheels.
Closer to their communities, local leaders are more capable of understanding their needs. After all, people live in cities, not regions or countries.
LePage's certainty on the upside of global warming is also interesting considering his previous comments that climate change is a "hoax" and a "scam" with the science unsettled. If the impacts of a warming world are so apparent in one instance, why not in the others?
Must the destruction be measured only in massive political disruption? Or gross national product? Or vast economic loss? Or untenable cost of reconstruction? Or numbers of people killed or driven from their homes, never to return?
It's time once again for a regional commitment to keep New England on the forefront of clean energy and climate progress.
Who will pay the price? It will be our children -- and the currency will not be monetary.
Mystery abounds. The observer affects the observed. Our vaunted human consciousness is largely unconscious. Reality is interpretive. Knowledge is ambiguous, best approached from diverse viewpoints and ways of knowing.
More than managing its resources, a wise city employs data and collaborates with citizens to discern which current courses of action contribute to long-term improvement in the quality of life.
Our furry and scaly fellow subjects of the animal kingdom never cease to surprise and amaze. Consider these three fascinating stories ripped from recent headlines.