The continued belief that rising human numbers have no impact on the environment is misguided.
with rising human population new (virgin) sources of ore will be mined to satisfy the demand for more products.
Only with a population growth rate of zero might we have some hope for planetary stability.
On-line shopping with local delivery, has 2 to 5 times lower environmental impact than e-commerce from a central warehouse.
Efficiency of resource use can lower demand, but not if the underlying population is growing and hoping to catch up in lifestyle.
Reliance on population growth is a hollow and blunt instrument to ensure economic growth
A carbon fee program would preserve the personal choice of how we live our lives
There is tremendous growth in wind and solar installations, with good reason—free market economics.
Trump’s First Year Slightly less than a year ago, I used this blog to provide an open letter to Donald Trump regarding the environment (http://blogs.nicholas.duke.edu/citizenscientist/some-thoughts-for-the-new-president/). My points were simple: Use science to base environmental decisions;Continue reading
The impacts of climate change are likely to cause a 1.2% decline in GDP across the U.S. per one degree rise in temperature (C)