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More Wrongest Product Nominees from Skymall

A recent flight provided another excuse to plunder Skymall for Wrongest Product Nominations. Continue reading

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Laser Schmaser

Pizzas don’t need forks, let alone lasers. Continue reading

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Space Missions: the ultimate disposable packaging?

It occurs to me on this anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission that the technology of space missions are an unintentional analogue for our methods of manufacturing and consumption. Continue reading

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If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

In a previous post, I refuted an EcoPessimist. Now I need to refute a false optimist. Continue reading

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Almost Good Advice on Consumption

A CNN article advising parents to buy less stuff initially caught my eye, but its advice wasn’t as smart as I’d hoped. Continue reading

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Superfluous Fluids

Wrongest Product Award nominations: Bathroom Edition Continue reading

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Countering the EcoPessimist

The view that the era of economic and human growth is over is both right and wrong. Continue reading

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Holy (grass-fed) Cow, It’s Been a Year

Reflections on a year of posts, which — somehow — leads to a new formula for environmental impact Continue reading

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Jolts That Last Too Long

A Wrongest Product Award nominee. This one’s almost too obvious. Continue reading

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From Our Factory to Your Kitchen. Then the Landfill.

What are the odds of two Wrongest Product Award nominations dealing with bananas? It’s not like bananas are iconic fruit as, say, apples are. Apples have played a part in the Bible, in William Tell, in American patriotism, in New … Continue reading

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