Motivated by a similar comparison in the Washington Post, here are my choices for what’s out and what’s in (mostly environmental) during the coming year. Cover the right-hand column and try to guess it.
Plastic Bags Paper Bags
Coal Ash Wind Turbines
Insect swarms Pollinator deficiency
Wood Bioenergy Solar power
Greenland’s ice Rising sea level
Maple trees Oak Trees
Twitted Falsehoods Science-based policy
Soil carbon credits Regenerative Farming
Gasoline Electric Vehicles
Face Masks Triple boosting
Napa Valley Wine Willamette Valley Wine
Forest fires Controlled burning
Old-growth forest Plantations
Crop surpluses Mega-droughts
Melting Permafrost Methane release
Ukrainian grain African Famine
Natural habitat Loss of species
Reference Books Wikipedia
Deliberative discourse War
2 thoughts on “What’s Out/What’s In for 2023”
Thanks for including “regenerative farming” that overtakes soil carbon credit. Is it sensible to say that we need to rebuild and thus armor a new soil layer at the top of current soils rather than to press and saturate carbon in current soils? That seems only to make sense to me because the stripped and eradicated surface soils from human-dominant agriculture for centuries, as long-term overdue debt, must be paid off by a type of reimbursement. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones! Always appreciate your teaching and influence.
Thanks for this comparison list, Bill. Lots of food for thought. Many challenging ahead!
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