By Ross Miranti, freelance researcher and grant writer, New York City At the People’s Climate March last Sunday, an estimated 400,000 people came together in New York City to call attention to the severity of the climate crisis. The occasion for the march was the UN Climate Summit on Monday, which gathered world leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society at the behest of Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, with the stated goal ..
By guest blogger Eva Malis, University of California, Berkeley (photo of Berkeley Student Food Coop from www.berkeley.edu) As the urgency of the climate dilemma looms over us like a swiftly approaching storm cloud, more people are desperately searching for easy solutions. And there are many of them—a whole world of creative solutions, all with debatable impacts. Food especially has become a hot ..
By Frank De Giacomo (in photo at left) Dr. Robert Goodland has been referred to as “the conscience” of the World Bank, which recruited him to be its first full-time ecologist. He took a lead role in drafting the World Bank’s first environmental and social policies, which essentially served as environmental and social standards for countries that lacked appropriate regulatory frameworks to ..
Robert James Appleby Goodland was born at home in Brigg, Lincolnshire (in the east of England) on the 26th of September 1939, the second son of Arthur and Cynthia Goodland. He spent the war years with his family in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire and subsequently received his primary and secondary education at Taunton School in Somerset (in the South West region ..
Robert Goodland trekked in the Himalayas every year, and on his way home last week to Washington, D.C. his health took a turn for the worse, so he never made it home. Robert co-founded the “Chomping Climate Change” website, years after he grew up with a special interest in nature. Robert earned a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1960 from McGill University in Canada. For ..
Superstorm Sandy: What if storms like this can be prevented (by changing what we eat)? By guest blogger Chiara Cabiglio, also posted at http://everyonesharvest.wordpress.com/2012/11/01/superstorm-sandy-what-if-storms-like-this-can-be-prevented/ Superstorm Sandy has caused at least 157 human deaths as of midday November 1st. Its impacts include flooding oflower Manhattan and large swaths of New York City’s subway system. News reports had previously predicted that ..
“Polar Bears ‘R Us, Unless We Change” by guest blogger Chiara V. Cabiglio of Everyone’s Harvest We need to make bigger and faster changes than most of us think. In the summer of 2007, scientists focusing on Greenland were surprised to find almost 40 percent of its ice sheet melting, while scientists focusing on polar bears predicted ..