Things that animals do under stress

In our modern society we tend to be put under stressful conditions. The origin of that stress can come from many different sources from one source at a time or several. It can be our jobs, family, the environment or many other things. These conditions can affect just one individual at a time or entire populations. In the end it really doesn’t matter because as individuals or populations we all react much in the same way to stress. A key factor in that induces stress in populations is overcrowding. Continue reading


The New Age of Earth: Transportation

Put gas in the car, step on the go pedal and away we ride. It did not entail much more thought than that in the U.S. or Western Europe for decades. The decades of cheap oil and when ˜Global Warming” meant how hot your light bulbs got. Those days are over on both counts.We’ll have to spend some time figuring out new ways of moving our goods and ourselves around the country and planet. We’ve been learning about E85 gasoline, biodiesel and maybe hydrogen powered cars coming along in the near future. These fuels are old wine in new bottles with the same promise of transportation on tap – locomotion when you want it and how you want it. Continue reading

The New Age of Earth – Food

When people think about the cost of something they are usually thinking in monetary terms. When the cost of item goes up it is usually do to something like the increased cost of manufacture, shortages or rarity.There is new kind of cost that we have seldom thought about – if at all. It is carbon cost.Carbon cost is how much carbon dioxide, the primary greenhouse gas, is released into the atmosphere during the production, manufacture, transportation and use of a given product. Continue reading

The New Age of Earth: Taxes

It is all well and good to think about what is going to be done to address global warming but who is going to pay for it and how is it going to be done? Most of us do not even want to start thinking about taxes, especially new taxes. The taxman, in all his various incarnations, will find a way to levy us and help to pay for ways to deal with global warming. To name a few, we currently have taxes on gasoline, property and sales taxes on the host of thing we buy. There is the dreaded income tax, federal, state, county and city. Continue reading

The New Age of Earth

Solving problems is something that we all do everyday. If we are clever there is a bag of tools that we reach for when problems come our way. We do not just take one tool and apply to all problems as ˜the” solution. We use the best tool for the job at hand.Global warming is the problem that will require a large toolbox. This box will need to be full of all different kinds of tools for use in dealing with problems that we have never heard about or even thought existed. Continue reading