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High Consumption Demands Tough Choices

Danielle Broida

October 31, 2012

Earth's human population is 7,075,228,550 and growing by the second. Americans constitute five percent of the world's population but consume 24 percent of the world's energy. The relationship between population rise and the demand for food, water and resources is unavoidable. In the midst of environmental havoc...

Hydro power highlights green quandary

Sam Chapman

October 11, 2012

When you're as fanatical a populist rabble-rouser as I pretend to be, it's easy to see everything in terms of good and evil. It is true that some aspects of the fight to preserve the planet have fewer shades of gray than others: The only good coal is coal we leave in the ground. But there are conservation...

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

U-B Letters to the Editor spur conversation on climate change

Emily Lin-Jones

April 19, 2012

"Here's a challenge for anyone who really believes anthropogenic global warming exists: prove it," wrote Steve Singleton in a December 2011 letter published in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Over the past few months, several Whitman students and Walla Walla residents have taken Singleton up on...

Climate change fear misplaced

Climate change fear misplaced

Sam Chapman

February 2, 2012

I advocate the end of the world as we know it. This is something readers should know about me. Note that I am not in favor of the end of the world. The world is mountains and books and rain and the firm, reassuring crust beneath our feet. I'd hate to lose that. The world as we know it, means that ...

Direct from Copenhagen: U.S. Congress prevents progress

Lisa Curtis

December 9, 2009

If attending the United Nations 15th climate conference in Copenhagen has taught me anything, it is the incredible power of the United States Congress. I really want to like the U.S. delegation. I just got out of a briefing with Jonathan Pershing, the Special Envoy for Climate Change and Lisa Jackson,...

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