Reading about all the different issues related to our ability to sustain life on Earth as we know it can become bewildering. One day we read about lead poisoning in our water systems and the next about failing power systems. It’s fair to ask, at some point, “What do I do about all this?”
In developing a Net Zero sustainable community, I’m finding that providing solar power involves little more than adding sufficient photovoltaic panels to our roofs – including power for cars.… Keep reading
Here’s a research report about the impact that global warming is having on crops. It’s brief, and also a solid piece of research. Comments afterwards.
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and insect pests
Crop responses to climate warming suggest that yields will decrease as growing-season temperatures increase. Deutsch et al. show that this effect may be exacerbated by insect pests (see the Perspective by Riegler).
Insects already consume 5 to 20% of major grain crops.… Keep reading
Here’s a solid piece of research about what’s beginning to be seen as just another “same ole problem that we’ve been hearing about forever, but that hasn’t stopped me from living well.” For me, it’s a bit like being warned that our boat is heading for a waterfalls that we can’t yet see. So we act a bit like MAD’s Alfred E. Neuman … “What? Me Worry?” But by the time we do see the actual waterfalls, it’s then too late to do anything about it.… Keep reading
Here’s practical new research – or “re-discovery,” as it probably goes back to ancient times – that everyone can use in their own garden to reduce the costs of buying pesticides as well as increase yields and improve the health of your garden … and the food you’ll be eating.