Renewable sources of energy have been steadily growing over the past few decades due to the advancements in science and the dire need to reduce carbon emissions. In the state of Indiana, over 84,000 people are now employed in the clean energy sector, and over eleven years, the use of coal for electricity dropped from […]Read more "Renewable sources of energy are growing. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."
Last week’s column was a reminder that if we care about the Earth and future generations, we need to act now – on the individual and societal levels – to impede climate change. A recent survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications suggests that 40% of the American population is moderately responding […]Read more "40% of the American population is moderately responding to the climate crisis. ~ 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, […]Read more "Why are we not mitigating climate change with vigor? by Julie Peller Ph.D"
How important are bees? One third of the food we eat depends upon pollinators – mainly bees – for successful yields of crops, from pumpkins to apples to grapefruit. Worldwide, honey bees and other pollinators help to produce about $170 billion in crops annually. Human dependence on pollinators is a crystal clear example of the connection […]Read more "How important are bees? by Julie Peller Ph.D."
For many, climate change is at the center of action and contemplation. If we think of Bangladesh as a window into the future for the world as a whole, we may be able to think of policy change worldwide. Maybe, just maybe ore policy would come forth. In our era today we must come to […]Read more "climate change is at the center of action and contemplation"
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 […]Read more "“The world must find ways to decrease the releases of carbon dioxide” ~ Julie Peller Ph.D."
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 […]Read more "Ecotheologian Boff warns of humanity’s “unsustainable” relationship with the planet"
“Too many people will never come back.” Those are the words of a local pastor. No, he was not talking about people leaving for another religion or denomination or leaving the congregation. Because of our experience with Covid-19, many are waiting it out to see how it all turns out after a vaccine works. The virus is […]Read more "“Too many people will never come back.”"
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 […]Read more "Nearly half of globally produced fruits and vegetables are wasted. 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 […]Read more "Where less is better, where local and sustainable businesses are supported. By Julie Peller Ph.D."