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March 23, 2018

Ehrlich's Population Bomb 50 years later

Paul Ehrlich's Population Bomb book of 1968 got me thinking then about how to refute his thesis that civilization would collapse in a few decades. What Ehrlich overlooked was the green revolution in agriculture that can feed many...

November 1, 2017

From American Scientist magazine Sept /  Oct  2017

"Many Californians desire to protect this threatened carnivore, even at the risk of losing livestock and, although much less likely, a human life. But, without human intervention, the mountain lion cannot th...

July 9, 2016

      The Tales We All Must Tell

Public confessions of misdeeds against nature can inspire environmental awareness, commitment, and action.     

                        As I crossed the channel from Ventura, California, to Channel Islands Na...

This eco-art exhibit at the Museum of Ventura County, entitled Cruel Season: Artists Reflecting on Drought and Fire, (Sep 13 - Nov 23, 2014)  tasked artists to prepare our community for what could be a horrendous fire season. This is "occasional" art in the service of...

         

The May 2014 National Climate Assessment, a report of over 300 scientists, lays out climate change effects for the United States in a dozen broad categories.  Rising temperatures, ocean acidification, dwindling biodivers...

My response to an editor's commentary on Science Writing in American Scientist magazine and my essay, "A New Language for Ecology."

 

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                   To accurately convey the interdependence among all the agents in an         ecological system, we may need to break free of standard scientific discourse....

A move toward “truth in labeling” would bring photographic arts more in line with ecological science.

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Fusing artful beauty with functional utility could help heal the environment—and restore our humanness.

 

 

            In previous issues I judged major works of Earth art as more aesthetic than ecologic. This time, I will wrap up this series of columns by examining Eart...

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