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Allan Maynard is an environmental scientist with over 45 years of experience. This site is devoted to providing information about environmental matters of concern to all, and to communicating science knowledge directed towards evidence-based decision making.

THE CONSEQUENCES OF INFORMATION DISORDER

THE CONSEQUENCES OF INFORMATION DISORDER Allan Maynard – January 17 2021 “Post-truth is pre-fascism.” Historian Timothy Snyder in his 2017 book, On Tyranny.  “If the Leader says of such and such an event, ‘It never happened’—well, it never happened. If he says that ‘two and two are five’—well, two and two are five. This prospect frightensContinue reading “THE CONSEQUENCES OF INFORMATION DISORDER”

MICRO-PLASTICS – THE HIDDEN CONSEQUENCE OF PLASTICS USE

Allan Maynard, MSc.    November 23rd, 2020 Note – I realize these articles can be unsettling to read especially at a time when we may be looking for more uplifting news. However as a friend noted – the first step in solving a problem is addressing it. I feel obliged to do my small part towards increasingContinue reading “MICRO-PLASTICS – THE HIDDEN CONSEQUENCE OF PLASTICS USE”

WE ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC WASTE: THE PLASTICS CONUNDRUM

By Allan Maynard, MSc. – October 26, 2020 ______________________________________________ From National Geographic 06/2018 – a market stall in Zhejiang, China Everyday, we touch hundreds od items that are made of plastic. Plastics have greatly benefited humankind. They help keep planes in the air, make automobiles more fuel efficient, and allow the shipment of clean drinkingContinue reading “WE ARE DROWNING IN PLASTIC WASTE: THE PLASTICS CONUNDRUM”

WILDFIRES – IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Sept 23rd 2020

WILDFIRES: THE IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE Allan Maynard, September 23, 2020 In just a matter of a few weeks, California has experienced 6 of the largest wildfires in its modern history creating untold misery for tens of thousands. Moreover, the state has toppled all-time temperature records from the desert to the coast. Millions are sufferingContinue reading “WILDFIRES – IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE — Sept 23rd 2020”

A GREEN RECOVERY – THERE IS NO CHOICE

BY – Allan Maynard – July 24, 2020 The international CoVid-19 crisis demonstrates – in real, fast forward time, stark lessons about the consequences of unsustainable development, the limitations of our economic systems and the critical need for informed, evidence based leadership. We have learned the harsh lesson that our dependence on animal protein has placedContinue reading “A GREEN RECOVERY – THERE IS NO CHOICE”

COVID 19 – MYTHS LIES AND PROFOUND BULLSHIT

COVID 19 – MYTHS, LIES AND PROFOUND BULLSHIT Allan Maynard, May 18, 2020 The CoVid 19 pandemic presents one of the clearest examples in modern history regarding the critical need for evidence based decision-making. Unfortunately, the presentation of scientific evidence has often been undermined by deadly denial (see paper – on this web site –Continue reading “COVID 19 – MYTHS LIES AND PROFOUND BULLSHIT”

TODAY IS EARTH DAY

TODAY IS EARTH DAY – IN THE MIDST OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.  By Allan Maynard, April 22nd, 2020 _________________________________________________ Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. By many measures our planet’s environment is having one of its best earth days in decades. The tragic pandemic that is causing so much human misery is also giving Planet Earth aContinue reading “TODAY IS EARTH DAY”

DENIAL DELAY DEADLY

Allan Maynard, MSc. April 17, 2020 It is impossible to escape the daily barrage of news about the CoVid Pandemic unless we were to add an additional dimension to our isolation by turning off all screens and cancelling all publications. In following the news outlets we are seeing examples of informed, decisive leadership. We areContinue reading “DENIAL DELAY DEADLY”

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