Archive for September 2021

Update on new evidence of human activity fueling climate change

 

Dr. Guy McPherson is a professor emeritus of Natural Resources, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Arizona.  He has specialized in forest resources, energy decline and climate change and its economic consequences. In the past he has also taught at Texas A&M and University of California at Berkeley. Having become disillusioned with the American university environment and academia, and after attempts by university officials to silence his outspokenness about the human causes of climate change, Guy abandoned his tenured position as a full professor for ethical reasons of conscience. He is the author of several books, the latest co-written with Carolyn Baker entitled “Extinction Dialogs: How to Live with Death in Mind.”  He hosts a website, Nature Bats Last, with articles, commentaries, personal videos with science updates addressing topics related to climate change, human issues and philosophy. His website is  GuyMcpherson.com
 
 
 

Dr. Michael Hudson is one of our nation’s finest and most important economists and Wall Street financial analysts. Dr. Paul Craig Roberts has called Michael “the world’s best economist.” He is the President of The Institution for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, and a distinguished research professor of economics at the University of Missouri. He was the Chief Economic Policy Advisor for the Rep. Dennis Kucinich’s 2008 presidential campaign and has served as an adviser to the White House, State and Defense departments and served as an economic advisor to other governments including Iceland, Latvia and China.  Michael has written many books and important papers and articles, including "Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year" which is about debt forgiveness, and “Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy” that addresses the cause and effect behind the polarization of the 1% versus 99% emerged. His website is Michael-Hudson.com

Risk of losing our forests and how optimistic should we be about climate change

 

If Jane Goodall is the ambassador for the animal kingdom, and Vandana Shiva is the ambassador for seeds, then Diana Beresford-Kroeger is unquestionably the global ambassador speaking on behalf of the world’s trees and forests. I know of no other person who possesses the wisdom of the forest as Diana -- an Irish-Canadian researcher, botanical scientist, medical biochemist and Celtic nature mystic. She has written extensively on the molecular biology of trees, their medicinal properties, trees’ social interactions in the forest and with other life forms, forest conservation, and the traditional wisdom trees hold for healing. In the past Diana has held science posts at the Canadian Department of Agriculture and the University of Ottawa School of Medicine.  She is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and was named a World Visionary by Utne Reader. Her research gardens outside Ottawa, open to the public, include rare plants from Turkey, Iran, China, and a hundred rare types of species from the northern forests and other countries, many that are endangered.  Diana has written several spell binding books including “To Speak to the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest” and there is an awarding winning documentary “The Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees” that highlights Diana’s work across many nations exploring the secrets of northern forests.  More about her work can be found at CallOfTheForest.ca 

Dr Stephanie Seneff is a senior research scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in food and nutrition, a master’s degree in engineering, and a PhD in electrical engineering and computer science, all from MIT. She has authored over three dozen peer-reviewed journal papers on topics relating human disease to nutritional deficiencies and toxic exposures. Over the years her research has focused specifically on the herbicide glyphosate -- better known as Roundup -- and the mineral sulfur. Dr. Seneff divides her time equally between homes in Hawaii and Massachusetts. Stephanie is the author of the recently released book Toxic Legacy: How the Weedkiller Glyphosate is Destroying Our Health and the Environment. which some have compared to Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.  Dr. Seneff's website is StephanieSeneff.net 

Dr. Lawrence - Larry -- Sanger is an internet developer, consultant, educator, philosopher and the co-founder of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, a name that he first coined. After departing Wikipedia shortly after having co-founded it, he has been one of its sharpest critics. Notably he is critical of its fundamental structure of content generated by non-experts and individuals who remain anonymous, and the ideological biases that increasingly fill Wikipedia's entries.  Later, Larry worked on many other online encyclopedia projects including Encyclopedia of Earth, Everipedia and more Ballotpedia, which specializes in politics.  He is the founding chairman of the Knowledge Standards Foundation, which comprises a global group of volunteers dedicated to creating an encyclosphere or a decentralized network that connects all the encyclopedias in the world. Dr. Sanger is a graduate of Reed College and later received his doctorate in philosophy and ethics from Ohio State University, where he later taught.  Larry's personal site, which hosts his blog, is LarrySanger.org and his Foundation's website is Encyclosphere.org


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