Doug Boucher

One important development of the past decade is the large number of corporate commitments to eliminate deforestation and exploitation from their supply chains . In response to the demands of civil...

In working to change the world, there’s always a need to keep asking ourselves whether we’re focusing on what’s most important. This certainly applies to the effort to end tropical...

As both scientists (in many published papers) and political leaders (in the Paris Agreement) have now recognized, to stop global warming—to keep the global temperature from increasing indefinitely—we...

Recent data related to our global emissions of heat-trapping gases suggest that humanity may have reached a turning point, or even several. We may be moving from increasing emissions, to peaking and...

There’s a lot to be learned from Cowed , by Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes . It’s about cows, but the eclectic topics range from the scandalous coverup of mad cow disease, to the origin of modern...

Now for the other side of the argument. In this second of my series of three reviews of books and movies, I’ll consider a book that presents a spirited defense of beef. In fact, that’s its title:...

Movie night at my house last weekend, featuring Cowspiracy . The name says it all. The 2014/2015 movie by that name—“The Film That Environmental Organizations Don’t Want You to See,” according to its...

On Earth Day two weeks ago, 171 countries officially signed the Paris Agreement on climate change . In doing so, they agreed to the long term goal of ending humanity’s damage to the climate— that is...

UCS has just created a new set of web pages summarizing the latest scientific information on the drivers of tropical deforestation. Even though we published a 120-page book about this issue, The Root...

We’re halfway through the two weeks of the climate change negotiations here in Paris, and one contentious part of the draft text being negotiated is Article 3.1, entitled “Collective Long-Term Goal...

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