The U.S. really is #1 — In coronavirus deaths, anyway. Out of about 228,000 deaths worldwide, the US — with less than 5% of world population — has about 27% of the deaths.* * It's amazing how often those percentages seem to be repeated — (GHG emissions, energy use, and resource consumption, for example). That puts the US at … [Read more...] about US exceptionalism?
The following is in response to an op-ed titled 'EPA coal plant rule could cost U.S. jobs' that ran in The Morning Call on Monday, August 22 2011. It was published in The Morning Call, with a few minor changes, on Thursday, August 25 2011, under the headline 'EPA coal regulations necessary to protect people's health' John P. Nelson’s recent column titled ‘EPA coal plant rule … [Read more...] about EPA Regulations Save Lives
Our society seems to have forgotten that old adage that 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' Whether we're talking about environmental destruction, crime, or health, it's always better to prevent the damage than try to deal with it afterwards. This is a fundamental part of the Hippocratic Oath, and ‘do no harm’ is often called the first … [Read more...] about An Ounce of Prevention…
March 25, 2011—It shouldn't take a disaster before we can see the need for precautions to protect people from catastrophic failures of technology—especially since it is quite predictable that they will occur. The nuclear industry has a long history of deception and lies. [But the same can be said for the resource extraction industries—think Massey Energy and the coal-mine … [Read more...] about It shouldn’t take a disaster before we act!