Articles by: Erika Schelby

As the War in Ukraine Devastates the Nation’s Ecosystems, the World Reaches Record-High Military Spending

As the War in Ukraine Devastates the Nation’s Ecosystems, the World Reaches Record-High Military Spending

Just one bomb releases a slew of toxic heavy metals into Ukraine’s soil and groundwater. Now multiply this by thousands. In the U.S., proponents supporting military expansion and increasing defense spending have prevailed despite the more pressing need to divert all available resources to fight the impending disaster being faced by humanity: climate change. While ignoring the climate disaster, the[Read More…]

by 04/08/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The West’s Fanaticism Over Blaming ‘Evil’ Putin Misses the Point—and an Opportunity for a Lasting Peace

The West’s Fanaticism Over Blaming ‘Evil’ Putin Misses the Point—and an Opportunity for a Lasting Peace

Pointing fingers won’t help—an attitude shift is what the world needs now. The old long war in Afghanistan has barely ended and already there is a new one, this time in Europe. Most governments, the media, and the United Nations General Assembly reached a consensus quickly: the contemptible aggressor is Vladimir Putin. Public opinion strongly supports Ukraine. Large demonstrations form[Read More…]

by 24/03/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Sustainability Is Not as New an Idea as You Might Think—It’s More Than 300 Years Old

Sustainability Is Not as New an Idea as You Might Think—It’s More Than 300 Years Old

Modern sustainability evolved from forest management of the 18th century, and its ancient roots go back even further. Could it help with today’s climate crisis and lumber shortage? The proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” has roots that go back to Aesop’s fable “The Crow and the Pitcher” and to Plato’s “Republic.” It is realistic to assume that Hans[Read More…]

by 10/02/2022 Comments are Disabled Counter Solutions