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.
I am passionate about the environment and greatly concerned about the future of our planet.
This site is my contribution towards informing and hopefully influencing towards a more sustainable future.
Move Away from Animal Agriculture
Why it's essential to move away from a reliance on animal agriculture.Plate and Planet: Why it's essential to move away from a reliance on animal agriculture. A quote by Jonathan Swift – (1721) – “You cannot reason someone out of something he or she was not reasoned into”, is often presented as a rational for avoiding conversations around politics and religion. I wonder if...
Global Food Supply – A Growing Crisis
Global Food Supply - A Growing CrisisGlobal Food Supply - A Growing Crisis There is no escaping the reality that the cost to feed a family has risen significantly over the past year or so. Food prices along with energy costs are now the major drivers of inflation. In fact, food is becoming unaffordable for many even in developed countries – but it’s much worse for poorer...
As forests burn and cities drown, as crops wither and people die – there is no longer doubt that climate change is dangerously impacting societies the world over.
A Sustainable Future
We really can do better and there are some good news stories out there that can give us hope. Progress on many fronts is already occurring.
There’s no argument that plastics have greatly benefited humankind, but the benefits and convenience have come at a great price.
Footprints of Life
Everything we do has an impact or ‘footprint” on the environment. These articles address the environmental impact...
We are unnecessarily exposed to toxic substances, many of which are not adequately regulated. There are ways to lower the risk.
Science will often reveal a truth that causes humanity great discomfort. What do we do when discoveries go beyond a ‘wow’ moment (such space travel) and force us to re-examine what we have become used to or even the way we live?
The CoVid 19 pandemic presents one of the clearest examples regarding the critical need for evidence-based decision-making. Unfortunately, the presentation of scientific evidence has often been undermined by misinformation and divisive politics.