Category Archives: Nature

Vegans who fly?

on October 12, 2021 in Habits, Nature

As a vegan who also doesn’t fly, having seen the suffering to humans, animals, and other life flying causes, I don’t understand how vegans who say they are for ethical reasons don’t apply it to their flying. Stopping flying was just like stopping meat and animal products. I thought it would be impossible and a sacrifice. I’d learned others did it so tried. In less time than I expected, I[…] Keep reading →

In One Chart: How America Can Influence the World on Sustainability and Why It Can’t Now

on October 10, 2021 in Leadership, Nature

The chart below on the left shows why America can’t lead anyone on sustainability. People mistakenly believe America can influence others on sustainability. Why do they think so? Maybe because of our large GDP, military, or population, since they enable us to influence in other areas, but they don’t help here. Note our average per capita emissions almost five times the world average, nearly ten times mine, and ten times[…] 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 →

Technology is less important than you think to change culture.

on October 3, 2021 in Nature

If we changed all the technology from Japan’s or Europe’s rail systems with ours, in Japan and Europe, they’d have their now-crappy trains on crappy tracks to dilapidated stations running on time and the US would have its now super-advanced trains running late and missing stops. If we changed the people instead, the US would start running its trains on time and Japan’s would run late. Think of that next[…] Keep reading →

“Touch grass”

on October 1, 2021 in Nature, Tips

I’ve seen this phrase more lately: “touch grass.” When someone starts sounding stir-crazy—that is, sounding as if they’ve been cooped up too long—someone will say “touch grass.” They mean, go outside and connect with nature. When did you last walk barefoot on land that humans didn’t manicure, or even that they did, like a lawn? It’s fall here, so maybe you walked on the beach. How about in a stream[…] Keep reading →

My little litter poem

on September 25, 2021 in Art, Creativity, Nature

When I pick up litter from a pile or collection, I don’t always pick up all of it. I imagine conversations in my head if someone asked why I left some. Sometimes the drug users in Washington Square Park will point me to pieces I didn’t pick up. I think they feel like they’re doing me a favor, maybe based on thinking I like picking up trash just because and[…] Keep reading →

Another morning walk seeing litter in my neighborhood.

on September 24, 2021 in Nature, Visualization

I took another early morning walk last weekend to take pictures of our world. New York City seems intent on pushing more outdoor restaurants. They aren’t the only cause of this situation, but they augment it. I’m sad anyone has to see things like this. If you want commentary, watch my videos in my post Pride Destroyed the Park. If you want to help, say by lowering litter in your[…] Keep reading →

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