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29 Articles by Peter Montague

Getting All Our Lemmings in a Row

By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News The G8 nations -- the world's eight richest countries -- meet in Hokkaido, Japan this week to put the finishing touches on their plan to pass their carbon dioxide (CO2) problem along to all the world's children. The G8 plan -- now ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in July 2008, about Climate Change, Politics & Government

Skating to the Dark Side on Thin Ice

 By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News When burned, coal produces three times its own weight in carbon dioxide (CO2) -- making it far dirtier than any other energy source, per unit of usable energy. Carbon dioxide is the main human contributor to global warming, so as more people ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in June 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Politics & Government

The Carbon Capture Juggernaut Rolls On

If the coal industry's carbon capture and storage (CCS) plan were ever implemented, it would be the largest hazardous waste disposal project that humans have ever undertaken, and among the most dangerous as well. A new report explains why the plan cannot work. By Peter Montague of Rachel’s ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in May 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

The Global Food Crisis

By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News Global food prices have risen 83% in the last 3 years. This spring, as prices rose steeply, food riots broke out in Haiti, Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Mauritania, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, Yemen, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Italy, among other places. Because ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in May 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Events, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather

Living Above the Line

By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News I know it's not fashionable to talk about limits. Nobody likes limits. But anyone who's paying attention knows that the Earth has definite limits. It's a tiny place, really. (If the Earth were a peach, then the part ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in April 2008, about Politics & Government, Weather

Change We Must

A federal judge is being asked to stop a scientific experiment that has a very small chance of going wrong and destroying the Earth. This is an opportunity to think carefully about how our laws -- and our habits of mind -- have remained unchanged for a hundred years whileour place in ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in April 2008, about Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion

Run Your Car on Coal? Maybe Not

By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News As the price of oil rises, coal company executives smell a huge opportunity: they are planning to ramp up a new global industry to turn coal into liquid fuels (diesel, kerosene and jet fuel), plus basic feedstocks for the chemical industry ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in March 2008, about Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Transport, Weather

The Global Spread of GMO Crops

Editor's Note: For those who find the science in the previous article on this topic a little difficult, here's an easier to read version on horizontal gene transfers resulting from the use of genetically modified crops. The implications are beyond comprehension. By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in March 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Genetic Modification, Health, Industry & Business

The Coal Industry's Ace in the Hole

By Peter Montague of Rachel’s Democracy & Health News Coal: Available in traditional black, or, now in 'clean' We saw recently that, as the price of oil rises, the coal industry is planning to replace oil by turning coal into liquid fuels and into feedstocks for the chemical industry. Of ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in March 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business, Politics & Government, Weather (2 comments)

The Link Between Toxic Chemicals and Global Warming

As never before, opportunity is knocking for activists. The solutions to global warming and chemical contamination are both peeking over the horizon and they look very much alike. The timing is perfect for building a global coalition to promote waste-free green chemistry (or clean production), end the rush toward coal-burning ... keep reading

Written by Peter Montague in March 2008, about Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Industry & Business

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