Extreme Weather & Wildfires: the Population Connection

Droughts and dry seasons play their part in wildfires. With climate change, we can expect more of all three.

'Adapting' to Climate Change

LOS ANGELES – There’s yet another report, “Mid-Century Warming in the Los Angeles Region,” indicating that the planet will become a more inhospitable place for carbon-based units.

Earth Day 2012

Impressed by the reform energies and media coverage generated by campus anti-war and pro-civil rights protests in the late 1960s, Senator Gaylord Nelson began to plan for a “national teach-in on the environment.” Against all odds, “Earth Day” took place across the country on Saturday, April 22, 1970.

10 Ideas for Earth Day

If you’re in Santa Barbara, SAT, APRIL 21, visit the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival at Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara Street, starting at 11 AM. CAPS will have an Earth Day booth.

Revisiting 'Limits to Growth'

“We’re at 150 percent of the global carrying capacity.”

– Dennis Meadows

The State We Have Lost

“You are undone if you once forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all, and the earth itself to nobody.”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Discourse on Inequality

From naturalist John Muir, whose love of nature helped save many of California’s unique wilderness areas, to U.S. President and conservationist Teddy Roosevelt, who doubled the number of national parks, America’s natural wonders – and consequently future generations – have benefited by a few visionaries.

Residents of Overpopulated SoCal at Risk of Death Due to Air Quality

Southern Californians (an estimated 22 million people) are at greater risk of death from the impacts of fine particulate matter in the air versus those living in other parts of the United States, according to the results of a study printed last month in Risk Analysis, an international journal produced by the Society for Risk Analysis.

Mounting Border Trash Proves Alien Invasion Alive and Well

Despite numerous reports from open borders advocacy groups that illegal immigration has come to a screeching halt, tangible physical evidence on the border refutes that claim.

Climate Expected to Change 100x Faster than Species Can Adapt

Due to alterations in climate anticipated to occur from now through 2100, the ranges of species will need to change dramatically, according to a recent study from Indiana University in Bloomington. The researchers concluded that climate will change more than 100 times faster than the rate at which species can adapt.

This rate of change, according to the authors of the study, “is unlike anything these species have experienced, probably since their formation.”

Economists Push More Births in Developed Countries

As an oldster of 80 with two jobs, a large family to see to, and enjoying a wonderful married life with lots of sports and social activities I disagree totally with the stupid economists who think we oldsters can’t take care of ourselves and that the dwindling population of younger people should have to pay and take care of us. That is the stated reason for advocating that European nations, Japan and the U.S. have more children. These economists think that we need more workers to put money into the Social Security programs of each nation.  But because the U.S.