Category Archives: Environment

Some Solutions to the Global Warming Crisis

This is an interesting Pascal’s Wager type of bet.  So instead of saying if Global Warming is true or not, he’s saying let’s make a bet on how we should act.  In fact, the truth about Global Warming becomes moot.  … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Global Warming, Logic, Science | 14 Comments

Book Review: Nudge by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Suppose that you were in charge of a school district and you were given the responsibility of making the students healthier.  Thus, you have a few options: Take away all of the candy and soda from the vending machines. Serve … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Economics, Education, Environment, Experts, Government, Health, Libertarianism, Politics, Same-Sex | 3 Comments

Evolution in Action

I know I haven’t been blogging lately, but since school has started, I’ve been extremely busy. I’m hoping to post on Mondays to get our intellectual juices flowing. At any rate, check out this image. Awesome stuff.  First of all, … Continue reading

Posted in Environment, Evolution, News, Science | 2 Comments

Libertarians and Carbon Taxes

An interesting post arguing that libertarians should support a carbon tax.

Posted in Environment, Libertarianism | 3 Comments

How Much Water do you Use?

There’s a nice chart that you can see here along with some good advice.  Notice how much water is needed for meat.

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Dead Aid: Why Foreign Aid to Africa is Not Working

I haven’t read the book, but I would love to.  Unfortunately with my busy schedule, I don’t think I will for a while.  Perhaps if my students decide to talk about environmental issues and consumption, then I’ll quickly get it … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Environment, Peter Singer | 2 Comments

Benefit of the Doubt: An Inconsistency in the Pro-Life Abortion Movement AND the Environment

I’ve come across another inconsistency.  Let me be clear.  I’m not saying that the pro-life movement is itself inconsistent.  Nor am I saying that anything within environmental ethics is inconsistent either.  Taking them both together, however, is where the inconsistency … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Environment, Global Warming, Paper Topic, Values | 3 Comments