As Gov. Rick Scott's financial ties to big energy begin to surface, Florida's citizens and environmentalists start to turn up heat.
On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.
While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.
Individuals opting out of hyper-consumption alone will not save us. We face an institutional challenge; changing our economic and military system is essential.
The natives of Easter Island were not responsible for the collapse of their population due to over exploitation of natural resources and the destruction of their rain forest.
The barn owl population has declined from use of agricultural poisons and rat and mouse baits so popular in the 1950s and 1960s.
Beware uncertainty! It can cut both ways - something the climate change deniers want us to ignore at our peril.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in the process of finalizing the different sections of its massive every-seven-years report.
We can now predict, with 100 percent certainty that climate change will actually result in much more employment for scientists, not because they made it up but rather because it is already starting to affect humanity all over the world.