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Author: Gray Griffin

Stephen C. Bannister: Our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

By Stephen C. Bannister | Special to The Tribune · Published: 5 days agoUpdated: 5 days ago Most of us have enjoyed the much cleaner air since the great COVID-19 shutdown-caused economic collapse. Everything damaging that we normally dump into our common airshed is reduced — carbon dioxide that increases climate warming and the pollutant precursors that cause regional haze...

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Happiness and the COVID-caused Recession

April 21, 2020 By Beth Allgood Modified from the original published in Our Daily Planet ( on March 21, 2020. In 2013, the United Nations designated March 20th as the International Day of Happiness to recognize the importance of happiness and wellbeing in the lives of people around the world. Last year I attended the launch of the annual UN World...

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I Chose Not To Have Kids Because I’m Afraid For The Planet

Growing up Mormon, I was taught that having babies is part of God’s plan. Today, I believe that humans owe it to each other (and the world) not to. Ash SandersBuzzFeed Contributor Posted on July 24, 2019, at 1:29 p.m. ET Tallulah Fontaine for BuzzFeed News When I first made the decision not to have a baby, in 2008, I did it because I couldn’t imagine bringing another human into...

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Where Is The Human Boom Leading Us In An Age Of Climate Change?

JULY 25, 2019 LANCE OLSEN: NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT OVERPOPULATION BUT IT, ALONG WITH FOSSIL FUEL-DRIVEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RESOURCE CONSUMPTION, ARE SETTING US UP FOR A CRASH, HE SAYS by Lance Olsen Map courtesy William H. Frey/Brookings Institution Robert Thomas Malthus wrote about it and so has a series of others, including Paul Ehrlich, Donella Meadows and many of her contemporaries,...

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