Doug Boucher

This week marks the beginning of the annual U.N. climate negotiations in Bonn, chaired by the nation of Fiji, and this year it’s going to be different. At most of the negotiating sessions from the...

Back in December, I wrote a blog post about the importance of beef as the largest driver of deforestation . The following month, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council wrote a blog on their site, TheOilPalm...

As Oscar Night approaches, I’ve gotten to thinking about the movies I saw last year—not just the good ones, but a bad one too. It’s Inferno, which seemed to have everything going for it, but has sunk...

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...

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