Daily Archives: August 3, 2021

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Plastics and God

Bob Sluka of A Rocha has just published a new book through Grove addressing the problem of plastics. (We seem to be talking about plastics a lot this month – here’s a story about a possible solution in Malawi)(and about books from Grove!) Here’s the blurb on Bob’s booklet: Plastic […]

Wildfires in the Middle East

Climate change driven disasters seem to be global this year. In the US and Canada summer wildfires are a regular occurrence: we’re now seeing reports of similar disasters almost everywhere. This report out of Turkey is typical: ISTANBUL, Aug 1 (Reuters) – The death toll from wildfires on Turkey’s southern […]

The moon wobbles? Who knew?

From the we-bet-you-didn’t-know-this department: A report from NASA (here; in laymen’s language here) reminds us that there are irregularities in the moon’s orbit (“wobbles” to the common person) on an 18.6 year cycle that affect earth’s tides, with half of the cycle producing lower-than-normal tides, and the other half resulting […]