Category Archives: Education

My second Bronx cooking workshop to fill in food deserts, in one of New York City’s most beautiful spots

on October 19, 2021 in Education

Sunday I went to the Bronx to lead another workshop in making my famous no-packaging vegan stews. I can’t stand food deserts and believe sharing how to cook delicious healthy food cheap and fast will help create demand for farmers markets. My last Bronx workshop was my last public performance before the pandemic. I ended up discovering what I now consider one of New York City’s most beautiful spots: Drew[…] Keep reading →

2021 Nobel Prize in Physics: Climate Science and my response

on October 5, 2021 in Education, Leadership, Nature

Press release: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2021: 5 October 2021 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2021 “for groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems” with one half jointly to Syukuro ManabePrinceton University, USA Klaus HasselmannMax Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany “for the physical modelling of Earth’s climate, quantifying variability and reliably predicting global warming” and the[…] Keep reading →

My 1-minute video on a counterintuitive concept in science and technology

on August 31, 2021 in Education

I saw a science/technology video, Risking My Life To Settle A Physics Debate, by Derek Muller, that prompted a science communication contest for people to make videos: We are looking for videos that clearly and creatively explain complex or counterintuitive concepts in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  There are cash prizes for this competition—with first place receiving $5,000, second place receiving $3,000, and third place receiving $2,000.[…] Keep reading →

We know less about nature and science than ever

on August 29, 2021 in Education, Nature

When I talk about living sustainably, one of people’s main objections is that we need to keep developing and pushing the envelope on research on nature and science. Without pushing science and technology: How will we cure disease? Won’t children and mothers die in childbirth? What about getting off this planet if an asteroid comes? Don’t you value computers, airplanes, and other discoveries that came from science? What about learning[…] Keep reading →

Even when governments pay them to have more kids, families want fewer

on August 26, 2021 in Education, Visualization

I came across this revealing graph in a peer-reviewed paper and had to share it. It shows that over fifty years, societies that intentionally instituted family planning (as I understand, not China’s One Child policy) saw birth rates lower. But note that every society’s birth rate dropped. Governments that tried to increase birth rates saw decreases nearly identical to those that did nothing. They spent money for nothing except working[…] Keep reading →

Leading a children’s workshop on picking up litter in Union Square

on August 18, 2021 in Education, Nature

I pick up litter every day. My old yoga teacher, Eunnye, invited me to introduce her children’s group to the practice. Her group is Critical Learning Club: Essential Education for Sustainable Living. We met by the Gandhi statue in Union Square, NYC, to pick up litter together. We had fun picking up litter together, though sad at how much litter we found. Here’s the a video of it: We hope[…] Keep reading →

Space: The Final Frontier, hear me on America Out Loud on space, space travel, and astrophysics

on August 14, 2021 in Education, Nature, Nonjudgment

With the recent civilian billionaires heading to space, Rob and Andrew invited me as a guest on their show After Dark on America Out Loud to speak about space, humans going there, and my helping build satellites with NASA and ESA (the European Space Agency). I haven’t gotten to nerd out on my rocket-based work in years, even decades. I don’t remember the hard equations since I’m out of practice,[…] Keep reading →

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