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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 17th, 2017

There are lots of ways that carbon dioxide (CO2) enters and leaves the Earth’s atmosphere. Even though the natural movements of CO2 are enormous, all indications are that the total inputs...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Wed Oct 11th, 2017

When we pass across the landscape, it is easy to see the human footprint on nature—plowing and cultivation for agriculture, clearing cutting for forestry, paving for roads and shopping centers. ...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Oct 5th, 2017

As usual, my next blog post will be on Tuesday, October 10, but meanwhile…..

The book I wrote as a result of receipt of the International Ecology Institute (IEI) prize...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Oct 3rd, 2017

As long as the Clean Power Plan is still in place, electric utilities are looking for ways to clean up their carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere and prevent global...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 26th, 2017

Rising human population, wealth, and consumption of meat and animal products as food are likely to require that 1.5 to 2.7 million square miles (4 to 7 million km2) of...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 19th, 2017

“Lord what fools these mortals be”

Puck, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare, 1595

For the moment, I sit on the Science Advisory Board (SAB) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. ...

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by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 12th, 2017

The Earth functions like a giant still.  Water evaporates from the equatorial regions and moves through the atmosphere, north and south. At least 80 percent of the excess heat received...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Sep 5th, 2017

The reported harvest of fish from the sea amounts to over 90 million tons (fresh weight) each year. Another 50 million tons/year of seafood is produced in aquaculture. This is...

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