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The Dire Mathematics of Climate Change

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world.” — Albert Einstein Compound interest epitomizes the exponential function. According to Physicist Albert Bartlett the greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the simple mathematics inherent in this powerful notion. Why? Because the exponential function is essential to understanding the threats that are inherent to a society …

Jeffrey SchmidtThe Dire Mathematics of Climate Change
Earth Day

Earth Day 2014

“Earth, be glad to see me” I found this Karuk* prayer in Judith Larner Lowry’s book Gardening with a Wild Heart: Restoring California’s Native Landscapes at Home. I often repeat this verse when I start out on a nature hike. This wonderful sentiment comes to mind today, Earth Day 2014. It’s been 43 years since the first Earth Day was held on April …

Laurie BinderEarth Day 2014