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Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of the Ingenuity Gap and other books on the social response to environmental change and now a professor of global systems at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at the University of Waterloo and Wilfred Laurier University, … Continue reading
A recent paper by Yanhui Lu and others in Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1187881) shows how ecological impacts of Bt cotton at the landscape level have lead to a surge in pests. In northern China, the cotton crop is 95% Bt cotton. … Continue reading
Eminent coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson recently gave a talk at TED called How we wrecked the ocean, which presents a popular version of his research on the long-term human impact on the ocean.
Joanna Kakissis writes about Banglasdeshi environmental refugees in Environmental Refugees Unable to Return Home: Natural calamities have plagued humanity for generations. But with the prospect of worsening climate conditions over the next few decades, experts on migration say tens of … Continue reading
Charles Hanley writes about current methane research in the Arctic for associated press in Climate trouble may be bubbling up in far north Pure methane, gas bubbling up from underwater vents, escaping into northern skies, adds to the global-warming gases … Continue reading
In Science Policy Forum, Brian Walker and others have a policy forum in Looming Global-Scale Failures and Missing Institutions, in which they argue that the the global order of nation-state’s has improved the well-being of many people at the cost of … Continue reading
In Nature, biogeochemist Andrew Watson reviews The Vanishing Face Of Gaia by James Lovelock in Final warning from a sceptical prophet: In The Vanishing Face Of Gaia, Lovelock argues that model projections of the climate a century ahead are of … Continue reading
Ecologist Steve Carpenter follows up on Don Ludwig’s comments on Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s book The Black Swan: Both of Taleb’s books are highly entertaining. But he over-reaches. There are some odd mistakes. For example, he makes much of a supposed … Continue reading
Agriculture increases the supply of food supplied by an ecosystem, but often decreases its ability to supply other services. The same appears to be true for salmon aquaculture. In the Toronto Globe and Mail, Vancouver journalist Mark Hume reports Declining … Continue reading