Category Archives: climate

Mothers for Nuclear – My story

Mothers for Nuclear is a new environmental organization started by two mothers, Heather Matteson and Kristin Zaitz, to organize pro-nuclear mothers to speak out and begin an international dialogue about nuclear power and environmental protection. Like them, I used to … Continue reading

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Environmental Impacts of Farming

The Swedish Food Agency (Svenska Livsmedelsverket SLV) recently published a report on a many-faceted breakdown of environmental effects in farming per one kilogram of farming product. This report was also discussed in an opinion piece in the Sweden’s largest newspaper, Dagens Nyheter (under the … Continue reading

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Three Ways Science Could Improve the World through Rice

Little did I know that rice, that innocent bag of grains sitting in my pantry, is warming the planet, inadvertently contributing to millions of deaths of women and children worldwide, and slowly poisoning me with arsenic. But I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Plants Don’t Have Problems

As a preteen I wished that all humans would disappear from the planet and the beauty of nature would be left to flourish unhindered. I imagined I would be offered a big red button and I could annihilate the human race with … Continue reading

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How Does CO₂ Warm the Earth?

Perhaps you’ve heard that the moon day is very hot (past boiling point) and the moon night is really cold (about 150-200 C below freezing, or more than twice as cold as ever measured on Earth – Antarctica -83 C). Have … Continue reading

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GMOs and the Environment

Many people are worried about the impact GMOs could have on the environment. That’s a reasonable concern. Are GMOs increasing the profits of farmers and biotech companies at the expense of the environment? As I have learned more about biotechnology and … Continue reading

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Is There a Consensus about Climate Change?

Myriad blogs and news sites can help reinforce one’s view, be it that human induced climate change is happening or not.
So how can we, non-climate scientists, know if human induced climate change is happening? Continue reading

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