The problems of overpopulation, overdevelopment and overshoot continue to be largely ignored by the climate movement. As a 'book champion', 'campaign activist' and 'campaign friend' of the Global Population Speakout network,  I'm pleased to share the following excerpts from the afterword of the book (written...
The Green Rights project is about peoples' right to Air, Water, Food – the very sources of life. Without them, we die. And in most nations – more than 180 nations, in fact, citizens are legally entitled to these essential...
This post is largely inspired by A Short History of Progress authored by Ronald Wright. The title of the article, The Illusion of Progress is a recurring theme well documented by Wright. (Editor ~ Rolly Montpellier – BoomerWarrior) The Illusion...
Extreme Weather Now the Norm Extreme weather events are rocketing upwards in their frequency of occurrence, intensity, and duration and are impacting new regions that are unprepared. These events, such as torrential rains, are causing floods and damaging crops and...
I am pleased to welcome Julie Johnston as a contributor to BoomerWarrior.Org. Julie is the creator of the Compassion Climate Action blog and the GreenHeart Education website. She and her husband Peter Carter are currently very active with the Climate Emergency Countdown initiative. In 'Hope...
Some of you will remember The Graduate (1967) starring Dustin Hoffman who played the character Ben, a young graduate attending a party. When asked what he plans to do with his future, Mr. Maguire takes him aside and says...
Cross-posted from climatemama (Harriet Shugarman).  Editor ~ R Montpellier. On Earth Day, we launched our first Earth Day Challenge, a full week of “daily” challenges, that gets us thinking about things we use, buy and eat – where it all comes from...
It took humanity 50,000 years to reach 1 billion people. It then took about 200 years to go from 1 billion to 7 billion.  The world's population is growing at the rate of 1.1 percent per year; if this...
"The stranded asset hypothesis just got real," reported Business Green in early July. “Shell and BP are writing down assets while a raft of US fracking firms are entering bankruptcy protection – change is coming to the fossil fuel...
Jeremy Rifkin's book, The Third Industrial Revolution, has provided the inspiration for this post. The premise of Rifkin's book is that fundamental economic change occurs when new communication technologies converge with new energy regimes. "The industrial revolution powered by oil and other fossil...