Saturday, February 15, 2014
Thursday, December 05, 2013
I have started a new blog
I have started a new blog - my view on Australian politics.
Monday, May 06, 2013
Americans Too Religious to Protect Climate
The United States has failed to take action to mitigate climate change thanks in part to the large number of religious Americans who believe the world has a set expiration date. Research by David C. Barker of the University of Pittsburgh and David H. Bearce of the University of Colorado uncovered that belief in the biblical end-times was a motivating factor behind resistance to curbing climate change. "[T]he fact that such an overwhelming percentage of Republican citizens profess a belief in the Second Coming (76 percent in 2006, according to our sample) suggests that governmental attempts to curb greenhouse emissions would encounter stiff resistance even if every Democrat in the country wanted to curb them," Barker and Bearce wrote in their study, which will be published in the June issue of Political Science Quarterly. [source]
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Can we feed 9 billion people? And at what costs?
This is an information dense video with both good and bad news...
Labels: food supply
Friday, March 22, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Bokashi vs Composting
Composting releases a lot of green house gases into the environment. There is a better way. How do you get the micro organisms needed? Go to a Chinese grocery store and asked for the yeast to make rice wine. Dissolve the yeast (usually come as a ball) into a bowl of warm water. Add the solution with any of the wasted food. Don't be too wet. Mix well. Close the lid and let the micro organism to ferment the organic material without oxygen. In about 3 to 4 weeks, you will have a good fermented stuff ready for the next step. Bury the fermented stuff in soil. First dig a hole large enough for your fermented waste. Mix the waste with some soil. Then cover everything with more soil. In another three weeks, the fermented stuff will become good soil for new plants with all the nutrients. Here is a fuller explanation of the process.