At times NobodyisFlyingthePlane will be a diatribe about the current state of affairs in the US and the world at large, at other times it will be an evidentiary discussion of the problem, and most of the time it will just be a collection of links I wanted to share.
Another example of the ways Big Ag is screwing up our lives. Our industrial food system is simply not sustainable. Fertilizer runoff is killing Lake Erie and ruining thw drinking water of millions.
Special interests in the farm and fertilizer industry are preventing any action to resolve the problem. Chase the dollar, make more of everything, use chemicals to make it more efficient, ignore the environment; why can’t we see the essential problem?
Until we change our eating habits and reduce the amount of industrial meat we consume, we’re just going to make things worse.
NYTimes: Behind Toledo’s Water Crisis, a Long-Troubled Lake Erie
An interesting look at some reasons why the poor don’t just revolt. But ultimately not a very satisfying answer.
It was interesting to consider the effectiveness of the masses by comparing the ultimately ineffective Occupy Movement with the very effective Net Neutrality movement.
Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up? http://nyti.ms/1IylS8T
Kudos to Bobby Jindal for getting it right on privacy. License plate readers pose far greater harm to society than any law enforcement benefit they could possibly provide.
Of course private companies will get their hands on this data. In no world should it be ok for private companies to know where we are.
Our legislators are a disgraceful bunch. They do less and less work each term and pull further apart from each other.
NYTimes: The Do-Even-Less Congress
This is some great problem solving. E waste that can be recycled easily with heat. I’d love to see the same thing for the cheap plastic junk we buy from the Big Box stores.
Thanks to Green Living Guy at greenlivingguy.comhttp://greenlivingguy.com
One way for sure to start piloting this plane would be to adopt sound global population policies. Cutting growth where it is least sustainable would have untold benefits on climate, environment, food and water issues.
Its not a new idea, but one worth revisiting. By supporting policies that bring education, particularly for girls, and contraception to the developing world everbody benefits.
NYTimes: Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population
We as ‘The Public’ always fear the wrong things. Just look at flying vs. driving. Most people understand you’re more lilely to die in a car, yet we fear flying more.
Same with terrorism of all kinds. We don’t want to accept the more rational fear that homicide is a far greater threat than terrorism.
The Growing Right-Wing Terror Threat http://nyti.ms/1dHrPYT