Pope Francis explains that “Concern for the environment needs to be joined to a sincere love for our fellow human beings and an unwavering commitment to resolving the problems of society.” About a half-million metric tons of plastic microfibers, which never decompose, enter the ocean each year, according to the International Union for Conservation of […]Read more "How much oil are you wearing today? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
Over a decade ago, I sat in on a very informative presentation about the over-consumption problem in our society. The excessive acquisition of goods depletes resources, converts natural land to engineered land, creates more waste, utilizes more energy, requires more transportation and the list of unsustainable practices/outcomes goes on. As an example, the amount of […]Read more "How many extra t-shirts do you have? BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
Is it’s time for a little reality check (please see article below). Maybe the time has passed for us to be constantly studying what steps we need to take to try to overcome climate change? Maybe it is time to begin to prepare generations to come for the likely reality that our Earth is now […]Read more "Is it time to rethink climate change?"
1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“ This is the old […]Read more "What was a big deal for Aristotle should be for us too"
I continue to run into people who are ardently committed to climate change doubt or denial. The emotions I mostly feel when I hear their far-fetched claims are sadness and despair for the youth of the world and future generations. The unfounded perspective of climate change denial is dangerous for the health of the earth […]Read more "I hear their far-fetched claims… BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"
One way to better understand how to take part in shifting the trajectory of climate change is to assess your carbon footprint or that of your family. A carbon footprint is a general calculation of the number of greenhouse gases, measured in the amount of carbon dioxide, created from human activities. It is an estimate […]Read more "assess your carbon footprint by JULIE PELLER PH.D"
People around the world – especially the younger generations- gathered on September 20th to march for the sake of planet earth and its inhabitability now and every day forward. The climate of the earth has been changing for the past several decades in an unprecedented way, largely due to the burning of carbon-based fuels. We […]Read more "We are beloved creatures of God, BY JULIE PELLER PH.D"