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The high cost of cheap meat

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Factory-style livestock production is a critical driver of agricultural industrialization. Its remorseless expansion is contributing to climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, and human-rights violations—all to satisfy Western societies’ unhealthy appetite for cheap meat.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

North Pole melting, South Pole ‘growing’

Will there be supertyphoons, superhurricanes and superdroughts on Earth even without increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere? Yes.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Food for thought on World Environment Day

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Last April, two world records were broken or equaled with little fanfare: The global concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the main driver of climate change, was above 400 parts per million (ppm) for an entire month for the first time in recorded history, and it was the joint hottest April on record, tying with 2010.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

El Niño redux

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In 1997, or 17 years ago, I wrote a three-part series on the El Niño phenomenon. I did a lot of reading on the subject on hard copy. The Internet was not yet just a click away.

Posted: May 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Focus on political principles, not on personalities

Maybe instead of conducting surveys on the “winnability” of prospective presidential candidates, survey institutes should focus on issues like employment generation, energy, climate change and poverty alleviation.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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