Celebrating America’s Environmental Stewardship

Guest post by Jim Steele Published in Pacifica Tribune July 10, 2019 What’s Natural? Celebrating America’s Environmental Stewardship I resent the one-sided mis-characterization of humanity as “destroyers of our environment”. Humans certainly had negative impacts on most ecosystems. However, in contrast to a recent United Nations report insinuating we are threatening one million species with…

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Sarewitz’s Science Smörgåsbord

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   What is a smörgåsbord? And who is Sarewitz?  From the top, a smörgåsbord is “a buffet meal of various hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, salads, casserole dishes, meats, cheeses, etc.” and, as a derivation from that, can also be “an extensive array or variety (of something).”  And Sarewitz?  He…

Yahoo! Finance ExxonMobil Divestment Fail

Guest slam dunk by David Middleton Yahoo! finance… A Major Shareholder Has Divested From Exxon Say Contributor July 2, 2019 One of ExxonMobil’s biggest shareholders, Legal & General Investment Management, has removed the company from its $6.3 billion “Future World” funds over its failure to respond to climate change. LGIM, among Britain’s largest asset managers,…

Did 350.org Link California Earthquakes to Climate Change?

I couldn’t make this sort of schist up if I tried by David Middleton July 6, 2019350.org on Earthquakes in Southern California […] Scientists have made fresh connections between fracking and earthquakes, but the greater necessity is for action from California’s administration to limit the climate impacts of future disasters.  350.org Executive Director May Boeve made…