So last week was the Fridays For Future protest. This protest which started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg and encourages students to skip school on Fridays to protest the lack of action on climate change.Read More
As you may have noticed, I have really gotten behind on my weekly TWIST posts. It’s not that I haven’t tried, but every time I have been uninspired. However, this week something has changed. This week a large hurricane, Hurricane Florence, is hitting the east coast of the United States.Read More
I think sometimes we can become a bit zealous in our advocacy for the environment. Not that climate change and clean air aren’t worthy of zealousness- but we have to realize that when we push for climate change policies, those policies create both winners and losers.Read More
It’s been one of those whirlwind weeks.
Early in the week President Trump announced his nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. While many articles focused on Kavanaugh’s view of presidential deference or tried to analyze his past rulings on Roe v. Wade, environmentalist were screaming at his threat to the environment.Read More
Thursday there was sudden breaking news all over social media. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt handed President Trump his resignation letter (and boy what a “Dear Leader” letter it was).Read More
A lot of news this week focused on how what we eat can mitigate climate change. In particular, we saw the argument that we should eliminate or greatly reduce dairy or meat products. In the news, China’s increasing consumption of milk could greatly increase our global livestock emissions. We also saw the argument that “natural” ranching practices are also just a bad.Read More