Recent Blog Posts
- 5 Things You Wouldn't Do on a Spaceship
We get a complete passenger safety briefing (often by video) before takeoff whenever we fly. This is because mistakes at 30,000 feet can be deadly. Flying through space is even more unforgiving, yet we passengers and crew on Spaceship Earth never get a passenger safety briefing. Until now
- World Water Day – Are We Nuts???
Saturday is World Water Day, as declared by the United Nations. As good folks around the world wring their hands over the looming shortage of freshwater for a growing world population, I’d like to take this opportunity to point out the obvious: If a growing population is creating the problem, then let’s stop growing the population.
- The Most Loving Act on Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and romance is in the air. Every year at this time I feel it’s a good time to remind loving couples of the most loving and compassionate act they can take – being very intentional about when and whether they conceive a child, and making the informed, responsible decision to have a zero, one or – at most, two – child family.
- The Good and Bad of Crowd Behavior in Sustainable Living
How can the herding instinct hinder or help us in our shift to a sustainable civilization? I was curious about why human beings react so irrationally to evidence we're harming our planet and the life support systems on which we depend. “Bystander behavior” or “crowd behavior” theories offer some useful ideas.
- Super Bowl Extravagance or Big Family Indulgence? Choose One
Just how much planet-punishing power does a Super Bowl pack? I found myself wondering what the total carbon footprint of this big sporting event might be.