Mr Beans by Kenneth Leung

If Everyone Ate Beans Instead of Beef

James Hamblin at The Atlantic examines the results of a study by Helen Harwatt at Oregon State University that examines how a single food substitution affects greenhouse gas production: beans for beef. A relatively small, single-food substitution could be the most powerful change a person makes in terms of their…

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Climate Choices. Credit: Seth Wynes/Kimberly Nicholas, Environmental Research Letters, 2017

The Uninhabitable Earth

According to David Wallace-Wells in New York Mag, we’re all going to die (I read between the lines, but you could drive a truck through them). Does that sound uncomfortably alarmist? Perhaps it’s beyond time we stopped coddling ourselves into thinking we’ve got everything more or less under control. In…

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