Scientists find evidence that, thanks to droughts, humanity was once on the brink of extinction
By Matt RansfordPosted 04.25.2008 at 2:09 pm 5 Comments
If we don't get our act together in time and we push this planet past its limits, to the point where things get disaster-movie bad, at the very least we can take solace in the fact that we've been there once before. According to new research out of Stanford University, the human species was on the brink of extinction 70,000 years ago due to an extended drought. It shrunk the human population to a number perhaps as low as 2,000.
A pro-whaling group discovers the green benefits of hunting whales—but do they miss they overarching point?
By Gregory MonePosted 03.04.2008 at 11:49 am 2 Comments
A Norwegian pro-whaling group released a study concluding that farming livestock is worse for the environment than hunting giant whales. The groups argument is that the process of tracking and harpooning the mammals requires less fuel than farming livestock—the boats burn less fuel, and release less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.