Quick Green Reads For The Weekend Volume 143.

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It’s Friday the 13th, so look out! Well, I am pretty much moved into my new place here in Denver, and truly loving the fact that I can walk to almost anything I would ever need. It’s a different change from Taos, that’s for sure. Anyway, while I stare at the Rockies from my living room, check out these articles I enjoyed when I had some spare time over the past week…

The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.

Over the next forty years, we are going to have to make room on our planet for another two billion or so people. By most reasonable estimates, the world population in 2050 will exceed nine billion. This is a source of all sorts of personal stress for a misanthrope like myself but, from a humanitarian point of view, one of the biggest issues is how to feed all these people. I despise GMO’s and the idea of them, but then again if we do GM our food, it might just take care of the overpopulation problem by wiping us out.

Last week, a judge in the United Kingdom ruled that a “belief” in global warming constitutes a philosophical position that is, basically, equivalent to religion. Uh-oh. The case centered around Tim Nicholson, the former head of sustainability at residential property firm Grainger. He claims he was fired from the company because of his views on climate change and his attempts to make the company more environmentally friendly.

”˜Tis the (cold and flu) season, and it’s time to stock up on immune boosting foods like oranges, garlic and Kellogg’s Cocoa Krispies. Yes, that’s right. Kellogg’s is claiming that all the vitamins they’ve sprinkled onto their sweetened, processed puffs will help your child’s immune system.

Whether you are cooking a turkey, adopting a turkey, or skipping the turkey, here are a few tips for a greener Thanksgiving.

During the spring and summer of 2009, more than 3 million volunteers worked tirelessly for 5.2 million hours during the 2009 Great American Cleanup organized by the nonprofit group Keep America Beautiful.

The world is much closer to running out of oil than official estimates admit, according to a whistleblower at the International Energy Agency who claims it has been deliberately underplaying a looming shortage for fear of triggering panic buying.

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