Richard Schiffman

Riots, Towns Gone Dry, Soaring Prices: The Food-Pocalypse Is Already Upon Us

The mother of all climate reports is so scary that one of its authors resigned from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in protest. "Farmers are not stupid," the Sussex University economist Richard Tol said this past week, as hundreds of researchers cloistered away in Yokohama, Japan, hammering out the final wording of a document that he called "alarmist" when it comes to the many threats of global warming. The people who grow our food will find ways to adapt, said the rogue climate scientist at the most important climate science meeting in seven years.

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Why Growing Harassment of Scientists by Climate Change Deniers Is So Dangerous

When Michael Mann chose a career in science, he didn't think that he would be denounced on billboards, grilled by hostile legislators on Capitol Hill and in the British House of Commons, have his emails hacked and stolen, receive letters laced with an anthrax-like white powder, and become the target of anonymous death threats.

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Elephants Pushed Toward Extinction as Terrorist Groups Bankrolled With Ivory Trade to US and China

I was choking back tears by the end of my interview with Andrea Turkalo. 

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Right-Wing Group Seeks Help Rewriting the Bible Because It's Not Conservative Enough

Liberal bias in the media pales in comparison to what you’ll find in your standard-issue Bibles, according to Conservapedia.com, a kind of Wikipedia for the religious right. The King James Bible, not to mention more recent translations like the New International Version (NIV), are veritable primers of progressive agitprop, complains Andy Schlafly, the founder of Conservapedia.com. (His mother, Phyllis, is an activist best known for her opposition to feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment.)

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Is America Teetering on the Edge of the Hunger Cliff?

One in six Americans will go hungry this year because they don’t always have enough cash on hand to buy the food that they need. 

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The Five Stages of Environmental Grief

This article was published in partnership with GlobalPossibilities.org.

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