Bioplastics are often promoted as an environmentally and climate-friendly alternative to conventional petroleum-based plastics. However, a recent study suggests that shifting to plant-based plastics could have less positive effects than expected. Specifically, an increased consumption of bioplastics in the following years is likely to generate increased greenhouse gas emissions from cropland expansion on a global scale.
Cancer kills. Every American knows that. What every American doesn’t know: Cancer is also helping some Americans become exceedingly rich. And these America
The news here is that the lives of most of our progenitors were better than we think. We’re flattering ourselves by believing that their existence was so grim
Source: Agriculture as Wrong Turn
Sounds great, but will it ever happen? and in time to resolve the crisis about which we suspect even alarmist scientists are wrong: we are out of time. Is this just another way to look busy, and, aha, radical…?
The New Deal metaphor is really about socialism manque and it is puzzling activists would use such a metaphor. It allows one to think one is doing something and that its implementation can take twenty years. We don’t have that much time. One should certainly support such an idea in any case: that’s the way for deadbeats who think they aren’t deadbeat, really gungho activists…However, Trump has probably killed the idea already, and Sanders will no doubt perform the coup de grace, and get five more ‘progressives’ elected to congress in under a decade, there to thumb twiddle in the shadow of a republican senate…Gungho, guys, a beaut
A far-reaching new policy aims to reduce emissions, give everyone jobs, and convince rural voters to side with the Democrats, all at the same time.