Top 2015 Popular Environmental Books

These are my top 10 popular environmental books for 2015. All the topics are covered, from environmental ethics and philosophy, to the economics and politics of environmentalist action (and inaction), to the roles of personal responsibility in ensuring sustainability. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s …

Top 2015 Academic Environmental Books

These are my top 5 academic environmental books for 2015, including conservation biology and psychology, an update to economics to factor in the impending destruction of the world, and sustainability. Personal reviews available on request! See the rest of this year’s book recommendations here! Ecological Economics for the Anthropocene: An …

Quick-and-dirty summary of global warming

Due to the senseless lies propagated by a minority of very vocal global warming denialists, there is a lot of misinformation and ignorance among people about the current phase of anthropogenic global warming. So, this post is a down-to-the-basics summary of global warming. In a nutshell, carbon dioxide is a …

Climate: The very basics

I know, this is a biology blog. But, well, all organisms live on Earth and have always been influenced by climate (how do you think humans managed to spread across the Earth?). In this series, we will look at the history of Recent climate (since 1 Ma ago) and its …

Why Care About Biodiversity?

Rockström et al. (2009), in their survey on just how much shit (read: humans) this planet can take, ranked loss of biodiversity as the most severe of the effects humanity has on the natural world. As I mentioned in my definition of mass extinction post, one of the criteria is …