Screwing Our Next Environment: Environmental Issues of Space Colonization

Whenever humans set foot in a parcel of nature, they set forth to destroy it as much as possible. That has been the way of our species for most of its history and as we begin to settle space some of the most enthusiastic minds have dreamt up ways that we could do just that.Continue reading “Screwing Our Next Environment: Environmental Issues of Space Colonization”

The Encroaching Green Angel: How to Make Super-Blocks and Pedestrian Malls Politically Feasible

The greatest challenge to creating a psychologically and environmentally healthier land for people to live in are NIMBYs and their tendency to oppose density and physically and socially interconnected and interdependent communities. As a political scientist and worker, I count the result of political challenges to be as much on the shortcomings of my ownContinue reading “The Encroaching Green Angel: How to Make Super-Blocks and Pedestrian Malls Politically Feasible”

Cruise Trains: The Green Alternative to Cruises

The cruise industry has been rightly the target of derision and scorn. They are among the most environmentally toxic things one can do without being a corporate executive. Yet, in the rage against them no alternative has been proposed to fill their nichè. A novel proposal would be cruise trains. Trains have many advantages thatContinue reading “Cruise Trains: The Green Alternative to Cruises”