Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Severn Suzuki at the United Nations, 1992

In Climate Change, Environment, Global Issues on February 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm


It’s been almost 20 years, UN! Let’s do something!

Why Care?

In Uncategorized on January 7, 2011 at 11:46 pm

This post isn’t as motivated by current events as some of the others, but it’s an important question nonetheless. A lot of people have asked me WHY I do this: why I write about things so far away that have little, if any, impact on our everyday lives; WHY do I care? And I figured it would be interesting to investigate.

My first thought was “Maybe it’s scientific”. Aren’t people hard-wired to care about others? You can’t just be in the same house with someone and be completely unconcerned about their life and state of mind. So I Googled if humans were naturally inclined to be empathic, and this video came up. Take a look.

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What’s the cost of natural disaster?

In Development, Environment on December 16, 2010 at 5:33 am

Over 260,000 people died in 2010 due to natural disasters, and according to recent analyses, this has cost us all about $222 billion dollars. Most of the devastation occurred in Pakistan and Haiti, and were caused by climate-change related factors.

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The Story of Bottled Water

In Environment on December 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

It tastes the same, looks the same, but costs MUCH more than your ordinary tapwater.

Upcoming blog on a related issue! 🙂