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”

THE MYTH OF PLASTIC RECYCLING

Allan Maynard, MSc. – November 9, 2020 THE CRYING INDIAN – If you watched TV during the 1970s and 80s you would likely have seen one of the most iconic ads ever made. A buckskinned, black braided Native American (but called “Indian” in those days) is seen paddling down a pristine river but eventually enters a pollutedContinue reading “THE MYTH OF PLASTIC RECYCLING”

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”

UPDATE ON TESTING FOR COVID 19

UPDATE ON TESTING FOR COVID-19Allan Maynard – May 8th, 2020 There is a great deal of new information along with political noise about testing for the CoVid 19. For the past 6 weeks, almost all countries have been in various forms of lock-down; in some cases a complete shut down. Understandably there is desire byContinue reading “UPDATE ON TESTING FOR COVID 19”

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”

TESTING FOR THE CORONA VIRUS

TESTING FOR THE COVID 19 VIRUS April 2, 2020 – Allan Maynard, MSc.  This is a topic of great interest to me because my career was in the field of measurement science – in my case measurements for environmental contaminants. Reliable measurements are required for many aspects of our lives from ensuring safety of foods,Continue reading “TESTING FOR THE CORONA VIRUS”

CORONA VIRUS – BASIC FACTS AND UPDATES

THE CORONA VIRUS – BASIC FACTS  By Allan Maynard                March, 2020  Updated – March 29th, 2020.  I have made some updates to my article that was initially posted on March 14, 2020. The new information is in blue font. So much has changed over the past 2 weeks. It is very difficult to keep up. In many casesContinue reading “CORONA VIRUS – BASIC FACTS AND UPDATES”

COMMUNICATING THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

By: Allan Maynard, MSc.                           March 2020 The scientific consensus that the burning of fossil fuels is the main cause of global warming over the past many decade is likely close to 100 percent now. Remaining doubts seem to be mostly cleared. Despite this far-reaching consensus there is a definite disconnect of acceptance by many within theContinue reading “COMMUNICATING THE ISSUE OF CLIMATE CHANGE”