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Articles by: Lorna Salzman

Wind Farms — Yes or No?

Wind Farms — Yes or No?

I was truly amazed to see so much opposition to wind farms, a necessary and desirable part of any renewable energy future. Scientist Carl Safina questioned whether this is the right way to go. Well, there is a wrong way, which is to continue to allow unchecked development and construction and more people without planning a sane energy policy. If[Read More…]

The Climate Justice Movement Splits from Environmentalists

The Climate Justice Movement Splits from Environmentalists

  The science behind climate change is well known: an overabundance of CO2 and other greenhouse gases, raising the average global temperature and causing widespread melting of glaciers and ice shelves that could raise sea level by one meter (a conservative estimate) to three meters (likely by the end of this century if we continue business as usual). The lack[Read More…]

Incompatibility of Capitalism and Life

Incompatibility of Capitalism and Life

  “Can you think of any problem in any area of human endeavor on any scale, from microscopic to global, whose long-term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted, or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?” – Al Bartlett Al Bartlett is no longer with us but his wisdom persists. This quotation comes at a[Read More…]