Month: July 2010

Is Organic Really Sustainable?

I heard a thought-provoking interview with Robert Paarlberg, professor of political science at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, where he discussed his latest book, Food Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, and his related article “Attention Whole Foods Shoppers” published in Foreign Policy magazine. This interview was on Chicago Public Radio’s World View Food Monday segment. …

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If you drop your emissions, will China increase its emissions?

I was camping this past week with a friend of mine who is an economist. We were sitting around the campfire chatting about climate change (ironic, perhaps), and he said that he was concerned about the relationship between the costs of fossil fuels and amount we consume on a global scale. He said that there …

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