On Wednesday, at the "Making Nature Useless," seminar sponsored by the D.C.-based think tank Resources for the Future, Iddo Wernick, a researcher at Rockefeller University's Program for the Human Environment, asked, "Can improving efficiency and changing consumer preferences overwhelm rising population and affluence to reduce the tons of material that Americans use? The world?" To answer this question, Wernick and his colleagues collected data about the consumption trends on 100 materials that have long been used in the U.S. economy. Reason Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey considers the idea that "the way we will save nature is by rendering it economically worthless."
The New York Times Wonders Aloud If Tulsi Gabbard's Anti-War, Anti-Establishment Message Makes Her a Stooge for Nazis and Russian Bots
The article ignores Gabbard's arguments for a less interventionist foreign policy, preferring to speculate about foreigners and fascists.
The mainstream media are channeling Dr. Zaius, the elitist orangutan from Planet of the Apes, who hid dark secrets out of misguided paternalism.
Tulsi Gabbard Called Out Mainstream Media, Both Parties, Democratic Candidates for Supporting Disastrous Regime Change in the Middle East
"As president I will end these regime change wars."
Trust in the media is at historic lows.
James called Trump a "bum," but he won't utter a single bad word about China's authoritarianism.