CO2 and the Stupidity Pandemic

On February 3, 2023, Katherine J. Wu published an article in The Atlantic called, “I Bought a CO2 Monitor, and It Broke Me,” That same day, before reading the article, my daughter (26) complained to me about how “people are stupid.” She was having some issues with a few students in the student village she …

The Unmitigated Ramblings of a Man Who Knows that Humanity is Going to End… Soon.

It’s 2021. 2020, The year that will go down in infamy as the year the world went batshit crazy is over. Or is it over? 2021 started okay — just one attempt to overthrow a democracy. Then the end of Trump’s presidency brought a feeling of hope and relief to the world in general and …

The Attack on the Attackers of Beef

Recently there have been numerous articles and speeches attacking the beef industry for their contribution to greenhouse gas emissions.  Many of these attacks call for the planet to go vegan, or at least vegetarian, and site the livestock industry as a major cause for climate change. 

The Value of a Sustainable Community

When a group of people find themselves living in the same area or neighbourhood they begin a social dance that brings them in and out of contact with each other.  This contact can provide friendships, connections, cooperative ventures, joint-projects, meaningful relationships and more. Within this dance is the underlying understanding that we are living together, therefore, we need to find our common ground and build upon it.

Think Globally. Act Locally.

Think Globally. Act Locally. Remember that one?  It’s been around. Its history as an environmental rally call is debated.  The original phrase has been attributed to the Scotsman, social activist Patrick Geddes who used it in relation to town planning at the beginning of the 20th century.