Also, in the 1980's there was also a thought of the mass extinction of large animals due to Nuclear War. If the “Yucatan Meteor” (mine) wiped out the dinosaurs, what would happen after a Nuclear Winter?
The (or a) cool thing about this is that plate tectonics really didn’t get accepted by most geologists until the 1970s when these jagoffs from Columbia published the following paper in 1968.
Mandatory link to my fav Mother Jones article:
I look at it this way. I can fit a week’s groceries in 3-5 reusable totes or 4-8 plastic carrier bags. Just reusing those reusable totes bags for a year would save me from having to dispose of 208-416 plastic bags. It’s inevitable I end up with some over the course of a year but I just use them for the cat litter,…
For me, I keep a few reusable bags in my trunk. I forget to bring them into the store at least 75% of the time. I’m think I’m going to put them in the door pocket instead.
While I’m not into 50ft props littering my dense suburban area, I’d definitely welcome individual vertical axis egg beaters.
hunters all must be scientists to a certain degree. glad academia is starting to wake up to the tremendous value of local and indigenous knowledge
Can we make all of 45's appointees gone? If there was a megalodon about, I’d like to feed zinke to it.
Lawns do support some animals, but only a few species: Skunks eat lawn grubs (but lawns can’t support enough prey for skunk’s main predator, owls). Geese can eat grass, and have no fear of being snuck up on when it’s so short. So long as cottontails have a thicket or deck nearby, in or under which they can den,…
Yeah, downsides...like life. Or sequestering carbon. Or not pissing away water. Or not creating an ecological nightmare with unregulated agricultural chemicals.
SANIBEL, FLORIDA—At the lowest tide of the month, the Gulf of Mexico peels back from the shores of Sanibel Island to reveal its treasures. Bruce Schulz is out there on a late February morning to find his piece of the booty.
This is the story of how corporate raiding, complacency, excess, and incompetence are gutting a media company that matters to tens of millions of people. It’s not a novel story, and perhaps not even scandalous by the standards of corporate opulence: A shark-obsessed boss, millions wasted on consultants, and an…
Is it environmentalism though? It’s more like a high schooler’s understanding of Malthusian economics and carrying capacity.
Even though I don’t like to discuss real-world issues in terms of ridiculous movies (but will do so anyway), Thanos’s motivation does make sense in the context given by the movie. He’s seen what happened on his home world, where too many mouths with not enough resources around to feed them led to…
You’d think that omnipotent universe-spanning powers would offer you solutions beyond a poorly thought out cull.
Does he plan to perform the cull every time the numbers return to where they were? He’s going to be like that guy Desmond in LOST, constantly having to get out of bed and push his 50% kill button when the…
The word ‘jabroni’ was invented for jabronis like Ryan Zinke.
Don’t laugh at him. Remember George. In that moment, he WAS a marine biologist.
He just got back from Jellystone National Park telling his friend Yogi Bear not to steal any more picinic baskets.
One would think by this time it would be impossible to hate these people any more. One would be wrong.
At least it seems like Apple is trying in numerous ways;