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November 6, 2012

I wrote this essay to offer some essential information about our world and the future of our species, adding my voice to the many cries of alarm over the environmental crisis (lately reaching criticality). [More…]

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Some Political Aspects of the Environmental and Energy Crises

11 DEC 2016 pdf file by W. R. McCluney

The development of an anti-science, fake news milieu in the U.S. and around the world. How it came to be, with historical references to the founding of the U.S. democracy, its recent impact on efforts to reverse climate change and other environmental degradation forces, and what can be done about it within the U.S. political climate change struggle.

See also the separate section on Dr. McCluney’s 2015 and 2016 public slide presentations on the environmental crisis, trends in renewable energy, the climate crisis and efforts underway to reverse global warming.

Anti-Science and Anti-Environment are not Just Political Stances

12 NOV 2015 pdf file by W. R. McCluney

Using anti-science arguments to bolster anti-environmental policy and legislation may seem legitimate to some politicians and the few voters to which they appeal. But they can lead to adverse results, further degrading the future prospects of our children and grand-children.

To understand this requires some elementary knowledge about how the Earth works and how our modern civilization obtains the water, food, energy, and mineral resources needed to sustain that civilization. A basic understanding of science and how it works is also needed, but seems to be absent in much of the discussion of this subject.

 Misplaced Values by Ross McCluney

Chapter 12 from Humanity’s Environmental Future © 2003 by William Ross McCluney

The Meaning of Sustainability by Albert Bartlett

Based an invited paper of the same title that was presented August 1, 2011 at the National Summer Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers held in Omaha, Nebraska

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