Can the planet handle China’s new two-child policy?

“China has a knack for world-changing policy shifts, whether it’s devaluing its currency, launching a national carbon cap-and-trade system or, most recently, changing its decades-old restriction on how many children its citizens can have.
“The country’s decision to ease its one-child decree has raised some serious questions about sustainability. Right now, China consumes about half the cement, steel, aluminum and pork produced in the world. If it allows its citizens to have more children – and presumably use more resources – what will that mean for humanity’s collective wellbeing and its pressing quest for sustainability?”

GR:  We can’t afford China’s one-child policy.  So….

Are mini-nuclear reactors the answer to the climate change crisis?

“Mini nuclear power plants could be trucked into a town near you to provide your hot water, or shipped to any country that wants to plug them into their electricity grid from the dock. That is the aim of those developing “small modular reactors” and, from the US to China to Poland, they want the UK to be at the centre of the nascent industry. The UK government says it is “fully enthused” about the technology.”

“With UN climate change summit in Paris imminent, the question of how to keep the lights on affordably, while cutting emissions, is pressing.”

GR:  Nuclear energy is dangerous and it produces wastes that remain deadly for tens of thousands of years.  This article is propaganda coming from investors interests who want to centralize energy production and keep distributed systems such as “rooftop solar” out of the hands of consumers.  You can’t get wealthy with a resource that is free and unlimited.

Subsidies for Deforestation-driving Commodities Dwarf Conservation Finance New Report – Ecosystem Marketplace

“Agricultural subsidies worth at least $486 billion per year dwarf the $8.7 billion total committed to avoiding deforestation in tropical countries, a new working paper by the Overseas Development Institute finds.”

GR:  Eight billion of the $486 billiion was probably spent on countering efforts to stop deforestation.

More than half of the world’s primates on endangered species list

“Experts highlight threat to lesser-known apes and monkeys from large-scale habitat destruction and illegal wildlife trade More than half the world’s primates, including apes, lemurs and monkeys, are facing extinction, international experts warned on…”

GR:  What we really need is to see Homo sapiens added to the list.  :o)

Commentary by Wildlife Defence League: Government Stoops to New Low in BC Wolf Cull

Source Wildlife Defence League November 19, 2015Government Stoops to New Low in BC Wolf Cull  Commentary by Wildlife Defence League Shocking new information has revealed that Liberal gove…

GR:  Sorry to say this is not shocking; it’s just another example of government acting against nature in favor of financial interests.

GMO food animals should be judged by product, not process, scientists say

“In a world with a burgeoning demand for meat, milk and eggs, regulatory policies around the use of biotechnologies in agriculture need to be based on the safety and attributes of those foods rather than on the methods used to produce them, says a…”

GR:  Forget about feeding more people; we need to be concentrating our efforts on producing GMO humans with limited reproductive ability.

‘Traditional authority’ linked to rates of deforestation in Africa

New analysis reveals a strong correlation between precolonial institutions in Africa and current levels of deforestation.

GR:  It’s certainly true in the U. S. that century-old institutions are still the leading cause of deforestation.

Enhancing our soils’ biodiversity can improve human health

Colorado State University’s Diana Wall and coauthors make the case to integrate soil biodiversity research into human health studies in a paper published online in Nature November 23.

GR:  This research adds to doubts of human abilities to survive for very long on another planet or on this one if the ecosystems are replaced by concrete.

Sociologist suggests corporate disinformation at root of climate change polarization


(—”Justin Farrell, a sociologist with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies at Yale University, has conducted a study looking into the question of why there is so much polarity regarding the opinions of Americans regarding global…”  More:

GR:  No surprise.  As the harsh climate and ecosystem impacts of the crimes unfold over the next few years we might see feeble attempts to extract payments and punishments.  Until money’s influence is removed from government, however, the attempts will fail.

US could cut per capita greenhouse emissions 90% by 2050, says report

As the Paris climate summit approaches, a new study shows in detail that it is technologically and economically feasible for the United States to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with the international goal of limiting global warming…

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Yes.  This has been blocked by the energy industry and its politician stooges for decades.