Thursday, December 3, 2015
In honor of the Paris climate talks, the NY Times wrote about 7 things you can do to reduce your climate footprint. Food for thought and fodder for dinner table discussions.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
John Tierney, NY Times writer, is back with another very controversial essay about the costs of recycling. My position is that the less waste you generate the better and that paper and aluminum are very, very easy to recycle. Read the piece, check out the comments, and have a stimulating conversation over a low-waste dinner!
Monday, September 21, 2015
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Pope has released his position on climate change (see NY Times coverage) which is leading to vigorous debate and discussion. What do you and your guests think about this? Has he crossed a line or is his position about preserving life on Earth and reducing human suffering on target? Why do you think what you think? Will this change your (or your guests') behavior? If so, how? If not, why not?
Monday, June 8, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Mark Bittman has a GREAT Op-Ed in the NY Times talking about how rational water use in California means growing what grows well there and accepting the higher costs of food that will be associated with pricing water correctly. Great read and great discussion topic for dinner this weekend.
Friday, May 29, 2015
An outstanding (and scary) piece was just published in Science. Authored by a number of Union of Concerned Scientist folks, it documents how regulations working through Congress remove scientific evidence from the table when making some policy decisions--many of which have substantial public health consequences. Worth a read.