CLIMATE CHANGE – INDUSTRY KNEW THIS WAS COMING

CLIMATE CHANGE – INDUSTRY KNEW THIS WAS COMINGAllan Maynard, MSc. August 5th, 2021. Sometimes a picture can express many words. This graphic does just that. Many believe it’s already too late to stop the warming that was predicted decades ago. UNPRECEDENTED EXTREMES There is little doubt now. Climate change is dangerously impacting societies the worldContinue reading “CLIMATE CHANGE – INDUSTRY KNEW THIS WAS COMING”

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S DIRTY SECRET

FOOTPRINTS – By the numbers. The next few articles I will address the environmental impact (or FOOTPRINT) of some of our normal, everyday lives – buying and laundering clothes, our digital world, food production and consumption, and water use. Some of the numbers are astounding but we cannot address what we do not know. I’ll startContinue reading “THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S DIRTY SECRET”

EARTH DAY – 2021 – DIRE WARNINGS WITH A RAY OF HOPE

EARTH DAY 2021 – DIRE WARNINGS WITH A DEGREE OF HOPE BY Allan Maynard, MSc, April 2021 “How is it possible that that most intelligent creature to ever walk the planet Earth is destroying its only home” – Jane Goodall Last April 21st was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. In my blog of that date, IContinue reading “EARTH DAY – 2021 – DIRE WARNINGS WITH A RAY OF HOPE”

SOME POSITIVE NEWS FOR A CHANGE

SOME POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT NEWS FROM 2020 Allan Maynard, MSc. – February 10, 2021 Kenya’s Elephant Baby Boom – – In 2019, I traveled with my daughter’s family to Kenya – a trip that was magical in all meanings of the word. The safari experiences were many. It filled our hearts with joy and optimism. Optimism becauseContinue reading “SOME POSITIVE NEWS FOR A CHANGE”

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”

IMAGINING A PLASTIC-LESS FUTURE

IMAGINING A PLASTIC-LESS FUTURE  Allan Maynard, MSc. – January 5th, 2021 Home efforts are a good start. However – to solve the complex and overwhelming issue of plastic pollution, there is a dire need for solutions based on technology, for more regulation of the plastic and packaging industries and, in the long term, a comprehensiveContinue reading “IMAGINING A PLASTIC-LESS FUTURE”

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”