Why are we not mitigating climate change with vigor? by Julie Peller Ph.D

Nearly every day, there are reports on the effects of climate change around the world.  The unprecedented warming of the earth from human activities (mainly the burning of carbon fuels) has led to distressing changes in nature over the past decades. The most rapid changes have been taking place in the Arctic and surrounding areas, […]

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Support the BREAK FREE FROM PLASTIC POLLUTION legislation. Julie Peller Ph.D.

My recent walks along the Lake Michigan shoreline continue to stir up the conflicting emotions of wonder and anguish.  The beautiful shoreline sand is contaminated with refuse, similar to other coastal areas around the world.  The scattered materials reveal realities of modern society, namely our throwaway/disposable culture, which relies on the plastics industry. The average […]

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“The world must find ways to decrease the releases of carbon dioxide” ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

The world has been dependent on fossil fuels for energy mostly since the industrial revolution of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Power-driven advances in the steel, electric, and automobile industries defined this era. In 1901, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 296 parts per million (ppm). In 1800, it was 283 […]

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Ecotheologian Boff warns of humanity’s “unsustainable” relationship with the planet

Ecotheologian-Boff talks about autonomous technologies, and again we must realize that we are entering the next revolution of social phase change, the autonomous revolution.  The agricultural and industrial revolutions are now woven into our fabric of society and are history as to how we arrived where we are today. Read the article here: https://novenanews.com/ecotheologian-boff-unsustainable-relationship-earth/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ecotheologian-boff-unsustainable-relationship-earth The […]

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Nearly half of globally produced fruits and vegetables are wasted. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

These past months, there have been many heartbreaking aspects of the viral pandemic. An unfortunate part of the pandemic has been the extensive loss of jobs, which has led to food insecurity for many people. Food pantries have been stretched beyond their normal capacity to assist people in need.  According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s tracking […]

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Where less is better, where local and sustainable businesses are supported. By Julie Peller Ph.D.

The ways the natural world serves the human population are sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, led by clean water, air, and soil.  Rain forests and other areas of dense tree growth also provide ecological services and are part of the world’s natural capital.  Trees take in carbon dioxide and provide oxygen, among many other […]

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