Tag: Elizabeth Kolbert

Jul 17

Books, Movies and More—Part 1

In Brief—The author lists some of the books, movies, music and more that have helped shape the person he is today. If this doesn’t put your mind into high gear and disturb your sleep, nothing will. We Are the Sum Total of All Our Experiences— “Wait a minute,” you say. “I hated that movie when …

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Jan 10

Steak and Chops or Vegetarianism

In Brief—Healthful and tasty vegetarian meals give us energy while they simultaneously preserve the habitability of the planet, save sentient animals and prolong human lives. ———————————————————————————————————————— Healthful Eating Can Save Lives…and Earth— Imagine a chessboard seen from above, the white squares representing ecologically diverse tropical forest and the black squares representing land denuded of trees, …

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Jun 29

Human Nature and Extinction

In Brief—According to Bay, humanity and a sizeable portion of our fellow creatures stand a no better than 5% chance of surviving this century. He gives examples of why he has come to this conclusion. You are invited to comment on his conclusions. ————————————————————————————————————————————————–  Too Little, Too Late— Why is extinction facing the inhabitants of …

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