Tag Archives: Paul Ehrlich

The high price of today’s inaction

What we do now and over the next decade to lessen our impact on the planet will determine our future. Doing nothing is not an option, says the IPCC. [11 November 2014 | Peter Boyer] A sprightly octogenarian scholar and … Continue reading

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What is really needed to address climate change?

Address to the 15th International Environmental Forum, Hobart, 10 and 11 December 2011. Conference theme: Ethical Responses to Climate Change [11 December 2011 | Peter Boyer] I’ll start at the beginning. Or about 56 million years ago, when the dinosaurs … Continue reading

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How communities are succeeding despite the odds

In these trying times, we can gain strength from each other and the natural world. [29 November 2011 | Peter Boyer] As I write this there’s a glorious day outside. Green grass is still moist from yesterday’s showers, buds everywhere … Continue reading

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