“‘Lies, damned lies, and statistics’ is a phrase describing the persuasive power of numbers, particularly the use of statistics to bolster weak arguments.” — Wikipedia

The Tuesday, April 27, 2021, New York Times commentary by David Leonhardt gets an “F” in statistics class for its ridiculous use of numbers and…

The headwaters and biggest tributary to the Amazon River is facing massive dam threats, but nothing has been built yet and the timing is right to ramp up the campaign to save the Maranon River.

(Reposted from Canoe and Kayak, August 2016)

“I believe all rivers are sacred.” — Bruno Monteferri, standing at the site of the proposed Chadin II Dam, is Director of Conservamos por Naturaleza and the Maranon River Waterkeeper

Our first wisp of the Maranon River came…

“Lake Como, it seems to me, touches on the limit of permissibly picturesque, but Atitlán is Como with additional embellishments of several immense volcanoes. It really is too much of a good thing.” — Aldous Huxley, Beyond the Mexique Bay, 1934

As we drove down Highway 1, we kept getting…

What Should The Lockdowns Teach Us About Fighting Climate Change?

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The coronavirus lockdowns provided the most colossal accidental experiment in history, at the most necessary moment in history, about our fight against climate change. Many international media outlets have reported about…

This week, the Colorado Sierra Club has been promoting “SixNineteen.com”, a nationwide protest and series of events to call attention to racial violence and racism in America. One of the goals of SixNineteen.com is to “Defund The Police”, and the Colorado Sierra Club promotions of the event say the Club…

“The first law of sustainability: population growth and/or growth in the rate of consumption of resources cannot be sustained.”Al Bartlett

As reported in the Boulder Daily Camera on May 20th, for the third year in a row, the U.S. …

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As of 6/5/2020, ~1,100 people have responded to the coronavirus poll. Results:
Question 1. = 96.2% voted ‘no’ on Density.
Question 2. = 83.3% voted ‘no’ on Sprawl.
Question 3. = 84.8% voted ‘yes’ on Stopping Growth.



“With twice the current population will there be left any wilderness areas, remote and quiet places, habitat for song birds, water fowl and other wild creatures? Certainly not very much.” — Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day

Planet of the Humans — the sweeping and highly controversial film by executive…

The Zambezi River, at the bottom of Victoria Falls, where the river enters Batoka Gorge.

When we hopped into the safari truck at “Safari Par Excellence” in Livingstone, Zambia, one of our guides handed each of us a “Nyami Nyami” necklace. …

Across the world, the air is clearing up. From Wuhan to Milan to Los Angeles, startling images of clean air are streaming across social media, with accompanying satellite images of large-scale decreases in pollution.

The world’s water is clearing up too — in Italy, China, and in the U.S. One…

Gary Wockner

Global environmental activist saving rivers, fighting climate change, supporting population stabilization. Author 2016 book, “RIVER WARRIOR”. GaryWockner.com

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