Thoughts on Nature and the Descent of Man
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By Dady Chery Haiti Chery When rumors of sightings of the ivory-billed woodpecker surfaced around spring 2006, the Nature Conservancy decided to girdle to death about three trees per acre near the bird’s potential habitat in an Arkansas swamp. The … Continue reading

Overpopulation Fuels Climate Change: Breeding Ourselves to Extinction
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery The United Nations has held countless major meetings on climate change, at great consumption of fuel, that have amounted to nothing but reports and promises of more talk. After many of … Continue reading

The Challenge of Independent Global Journalism
Dady Chery

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  By Dady Chery and Gilbert Mercier Haiti Chery When News Junkie Post was founded in early June 2009, many people asked us why?  What was the need for yet another news site, considering the plethora of such outlets on … Continue reading

GDP Measures the Wealth of Bankers
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. Libya’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 108 percent in 2012. By contrast, the growths of Japan and other developed countries, as measured by their GDP, have stagnated at values below three percent and sometimes negative. If you are shaking your head, thinking there must be a mistake in the World Bank’s computations, think again.

Dying By Degrees From Climate Change
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. The End Age for humanity is not a date known to man, but a point of no return from climate change. Are we there now, as the Hopi and Mayans have predicted? Is there time left to us and, if so, how long?

Hurricanes and Climate Change

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By Brenda Ekwurzel, Union of Concerned Scientists | NOAA | Haiti Chery. Scientific evidence links the destructive power of hurricanes to higher ocean temperatures driven by global warming. Expansion of the oceans due to warming, combined with the inflow of water from melting land ice, have raised global sea levels more than one inch over the last decade. In addition, the water vapor content of the atmosphere over the oceans has increased four percent since 1970.

Global Warming Is Accelerating

By Staff Writers, SPX via Terra Daily | University of Melbourne School of Earth Sciences | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. This study of global warming, published in Geophysical Research Letters, was featured in the journal Nature as one of “the most viewed papers in science.” Why are so many scientists reading this paper?

Massive Drop in Antarctic Cold Dense Water that Drives Global Ocean Currents

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By Steve Rintoul, CSIRO | Staff, SPX via Terra Daily. Teams of Australian and US scientists have found a 60% reduction in the amount of Antarctic Bottom Water off the coast of Antarctica since 1970. The sinking of dense water around Antarctica is part of a global pattern of ocean currents that strongly influences climate. So evidence that these waters are changing is worrying.

No More Water: The Fire Next Time

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Interview of Angus Wright with Robert Jensen, Common Dreams | By Chris Edgar and Burl Carraway, Texas Forest Service. Half a billion trees scattered across Texas USA have died from the unrelenting 2011 drought. Angus Wright comments: “I don’t know if there is a way out, but we have to try. My own expectations are pessimistic because I don’t see enough people having sufficient awareness, understanding, and determination to bring about the major changes we need.”

Revisiting Population Growth: The Impact of Ecological Limits

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By Robert Engelman, Yale Environment 360. Demographers predict that the world population will climb to 10 billion later this century. Is this projected population reasonable, given the warming of the planet and the increasing pressures on supplies of food, water and life-sustaining ecosystems including pollinators?

Jane Goodall: Primatologist, Activist

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Interview of Jane Goodall with Bret Love, Green Global Travel | Trailer for “Jane’s Journey,” YouTube. Jane Goodall retired from her studies as a primatologist 20 years ago and has since worked as a full-time activist focused on preserving Earth’s ecological balance. Her Institute’s TACARE (Take Care) microlending program promotes projects that are environmentally sustainable, such as reforestation, protection of watersheds, and improved methods of farming. The Roots and Shoots program, currently in 126 countries, motivates children to design and execute projects that help community, animals, and the environment.

Energy Return on Investment (EROI) Nears Limit for Oil and Gas Discovery, Production

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By Jay Kimball, 8020 Vision. Producing a barrel of oil consumes more and more energy. As we approach an EROI of 1:1 (in other words, consuming 1 barrel of oil to produce 1 barrel of oil) it’s game over.

How Big Was the World’s Population When You Were Born?

By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.By Martin Shuttleworth, Jonathan Richards, Christine Oliver, and Mariana Santos, The Guardian. The world’s population hit 7 billion this month. Go to an interactive page to learn about the world’s population on your birth date, and how different parts of the world were growing.

Too Many People, Too Much Consumption | The Most Overpopulated Nation

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By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.By Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, Yale Environment 360 | Eco-Watch. “Perpetual growth is the creed of the cancer cell.” The view that overpopulation is not our problem just does not wash. Using the I = P x A x T equation, one can see that the population problem in the U.S. is the most serious in the world. The total impact of the U.S. is gigantic, several hundred times that of Bangladesh. These classic articles date from 1992 and 2008, which makes them all the more relevant and urgent.