Carbon Dioxide makes Carbohydrates: Climate Change means more Sugar, less Food

In the Jan/Feb 2020 issue of Mother Jones, Tom Philpott writes that increasing atmospheric CO2 is having a detrimental effect on our nutrition, along with all our other woes. Referring to research by Irakli Loladze, a mathematical biologist, Philpott reports…

Young People and the Injustices of Climate Change: Bold, Rapid Action is Needed

Over a year ago, Alex Steffen published an insightful piece regarding the intergenerational injustice of climate change. I recommend reading the article in its entirety, but I'm relaying a few excerpts here. One of the statements most relevant to our…

Citadels Blog Post 1801: Something Worth Building

(Photo Credit:  Wikimedia Commons, By Fadhela) As children we learn that our sandcastles can get washed out by the waves, and that wind and rain can break up our forts, rearrange things in our sandbox, and that fire can destroy.…

An Agricultural Revolution to Fight Climate Change?

https://youtu.be/y2V_xv2uwwU (note:  proceed to 3:13 to skip over the intros/admin discussion) The following essay appeared in Slate magazine and looks at the continuing escalation of CO2 in the atmosphere, combined with the potential for agriculture to fix the problem.  Among…