Politics and its Discontents: Just Imagine

Just imagine what could be accomplished if people drank tap water, not bottled water. It is, unfortunately, all too symptomatic of the egocentric and selfish lives we lead that few are willing to give up even something as minor as this. The pleasure principle surely prevails, eh? Oh, and cutting back on soft drinks would ...

Drive-by Planet: Ocean acidification: global warming’s ‘evil twin’

Anthropogenic (man-made) carbon dioxide is responsible for adding to global warming and triggering a host of attendant environmental problems. CO2 has also contributed to a dramatic spike in the acid levels of the oceans – an effect that has been cast as the ‘evil twin’ of climate change – and for good reason. Roughly a ...