Birds in Crisis?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen I get emails — lots of emails in lots of different email accounts.  Many of these emails are fundraising emails — requests for financial support, offering memberships in their organizations, most of them advocating for some great cause. Lately, I’ve been getting a series of emails once again telling me…

ClimateFwd:?

Guest Opinion by Kip Hansen     The New York Times continues to send out its little climate “newsletter” alerting the public to the most important news about the climate, every two weeks. I look forward to it — because very little in the way of main stream media news about the climate offers so…

Morally Irresponsible Science

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Long ago and far away — that is, in August of last year and in the scientific field called Demography — a great controversy arose and sparked calls for a retraction and accusations of a scholarly paper falling “outside the bounds of scholarly decorum” and labeling its findings as…

Paris Flooding, Again

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   Paris, France is flooding again.  The River Seine has risen over its banks and streets are covered with slowing moving yellowish water.  The Louvre is building sandbag barriers to protect its statuary. There is talk, as always, that the culprit is the dreaded modern boogeyman — Climate Change. As…