Category Archives: balance

Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion — and only 200 years to reach 7 billion.

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Unwinding the Human Predicament

From here, reproduced with permission from the author Jack Alpert of the Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory, with a hat tip to Damn the Matrix for pointing me in this direction: Note: this is an unfinished work, comments welcome alpert (at) … Continue reading

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Join the Amazon Boycott!

Pages Unbound asked the question recently ‘How can Barnes & Noble save themselves?‘ and offers a variety of solutions to the problem. Of course the issue isn’t one faced just by Barnes & Noble, it applies to all vendors of … Continue reading

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Please sign this petition!

Originally posted on Learning from Dogs:
S. Korea is the only country in the world with large-scale, commercial dog meat farms. Frankly, I wasn’t planning to publish a post today. But then in came an email from John Zande, he…

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Recognizing the Mother of Global Warming

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
University of California at Santa Barbara: By all rights, Eunice Newton Foote should be a household name. More than a century and a half ago, Foote was part of one of…

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Why do we have time zones: time for change?

A few years ago I wrote a blog post on the topic of the total muddle that’s caused by the lack of a commonly accepted standard date format. Today, I’m going to waffle on about something similar. Before standard time … Continue reading

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Climate Change Elevator Pitch: Eric Rignot

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
? One of my favorite little series, sparked by an idea from John Cook. Along with John I interviewed scientists at the 2014 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco.…

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Will the plastics industry be the next target of the merchants of doubt?

A riddle for you: What has three words, eight letters and one meaning? My blog following now stands at 381. This number is special to me because it says 3-8-1, and to me that says “I love you”. I do … Continue reading

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Why Some Blogging Goals Are Bad

Originally posted on Wading in Wisdom:
Goals are supposed to be this thing that lead us down a productive path. But, sadly this isn’t always the case. In fact, sometimes it would be better if we just didn’t make them…

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How Wolves Change Rivers

When wolves were reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park in the United States after being absent for nearly 70 years, the most remarkable ‘trophic cascade’ occurred. In this short film, George Monbiot explains what a trophic cascade is, and how wolves do actually change rivers. Continue reading

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