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The Story of a Plastic Spoon

The Story of a Plastic Spoon

Most of us have often used a plastic spoon. And we really never question its origins. The video featured in this post traces the evolution of the plastic spoon from its very beginnings some 4.5 billion years ago to the time you hold it in your hand. It’s meant as a spoof on our addiction to plastic. Published […]

Earth Overshoot Day – My Pledges for the Planet

Earth Overshoot Day – My Pledges for the Planet

Humans have now reached Earth Overshoot Day 2016. In less than eight months, we have used more natural resources than the planet is capable of producing during an entire year. For the remainder of 2016, we will be selfishly living on resources rightfully belonging to future generations. “From Monday August 8, we will be living on credit […]

Let’s Talk About the Cow, Pig, Chicken, Sheep in the Room

Let’s Talk About the Cow, Pig, Chicken, Sheep in the Room

Let’s Talk About the Cow, Pig, Chicken, Sheep in the Room deals with the threat that farm animals pose to the environment and to humanity. The fierce competition between species for finite resources such as water and food is highlighted by Ellen Moyer in her article. (Rolly Montpellier, Editor for BoomerWarrior). Image credit: Nate Kitch The […]

Lord Man – The Call of More

Lord Man – The Call of More

I worry that one of the leading causes of global warming, the world’s exploding population, was largely ignored at the recent climate talks leading up to the Paris Agreement. World leaders seem oblivious to this problem preferring instead to focus on the economic growth and development required to support ever-increasing numbers of people.  In the coming months, I […]

Plastic Madness

Plastic Madness

The following article by David Suzuki (with contributions by Senior Editor Ian Hanington) is entitled Microbeads are a sign of our plastic consumer madness. It has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. “Plastic has made life more convenient, but many of us remember a time when we got along fine without it,” observes Suzuki. […]

Ten Energy Saving Myths – See How You Rate

Ten Energy Saving Myths – See How You Rate

I’m pleased to welcome Barry Cinnamon to BoomerWarrior. Barry is the host of the Energy Show on Renewable Energy World,  a weekly 20-minute podcast that provides tips and advice to reduce your energy consumption. (Rolly Montpellier~Managing Editor for BoomerWarrior).   With energy prices changing so quickly — and new technologies ramping up into the marketplace — the “conventional […]

The Shift in Conversation: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables

The Shift in Conversation: From Fossil Fuels to Renewables

The following article (by David Suzuki, entitled Energy Shift Requires Shift in Conversation) has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. “Where is the political leadership and will to confront climate change?” asks Suzuki. I’m pleased to publish it on BoomerWarrior. (Rolly Montpellier, Managing Editor). Abundant, cheap fossil fuels have driven explosive technological, […]

Your Water Footprint

Your Water Footprint

Most of us are not aware of the enormous amounts of hidden water we consume every day. In his new book, Your Water Footprint, Stephen Leahy reveals the “shocking facts about how much water we use to make everyday products.” The launch of Your Water Footprint is September 9. I’m pleased to feature this short preview complete with […]

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