After Trump signed an executive order reversing the Obama administration’s landmark Clean Power Plan, one rogue EPA employee switched the email announcement at the last minute, publicly flaunting the EPA’s internal opposition to what is arguably the least scientifically informed piece of science regulation, ever. Environmentalists weren’t the only ones fuming over the Trump administration’s… Read More The Post Trump Slump
As an outdoor adventurer, I see the impact humans have on the environment first hand. But it’s not all bad news bears! There are plenty of local, national, and global organizations working to protect our parks and wildlands so we can continue to explore and keep our Earth healthy. Check out my article on The Outbound Collective to… Read More 10 Nonprofits Working To Protect The Natural Areas You Love
We usually justify our claims to mitigate climate change, to preserve nature, and to consume fewer resources by talking about the rights of future generations. We typically refer to the Brundtland Commission’s definition of sustainable development (“development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs“), which… Read More Do We Have an Obligation to Protect the Environment for Future Generations?
This presidential race has been laughable at best. (Honestly, some kids created a Cards-Against-Humanity spinoff to poke fun at the 2016 election.) But I cannot avoid the Donald Trump conversation any longer, as he has clinched some pretty big victories, causing Rubio to drop out of the race.The prospect of Trump becoming the next U.S.… Read More What Voting Republican Might Mean for the Environment
Simply put, if genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were banned in the United States, there would be a significant increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions due to major land changes (including loss of forest and pasture land) and food prices would skyrocket. This is all documented in a Purdue University study, published in the journal AgEcon, that… Read More What Would Happen if GMOs Are Eliminated?
Only 30% of middle school and 45% of high school teachers are aware of the scientific consensus that climate change is human-caused.… Read More Climate Change Misrepresented in U.S. Classrooms