You may have heard news about how scientists have discovered a species of waxworms that can digest plastic. An idea that may come in mind in light of this news may be “Oh, why don’t we farm the waxworms to eat our trash for us?” Unfortunately, the only way to deal with plastic pollution is with our own hands.
It’s ingrained in our society that everyone needs to use deodorant and perfume as part of their daily hygiene. But is our frequent use of these products harming the environment and polluting the air we breath?
Should gene drives be used to wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes and other ecological problems? Given the research, it’s probably not a good idea.
Given how dire the climate change situation is, it’s natural to think that the solution is to build more solar farms and wind turbines. However, the truth isn’t that simple and doing so might actually make climate change worse.
Coal mining is no longer the colorful, sweat-inducing job that many people imagine. In today’s modern society, the coal mining industry consists largely of engineers and programmers.
Too often we see the words “climate change” next to pictures of polar bears and melting ice caps. This isn’t helping—You’re not going to convince people with polar bears.
What will America become under the leadership of someone who believes that vaccines cause autism and that climate change is a Chinese hoax? Nothing pretty, that’s for sure.