Environment Archive

The five universal laws of human stupidity

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In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity. Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems [ Continue reading…]

Vegetarian and ‘healthy’ diets could be more harmful to the environment

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Contrary to recent headlines, eating a vegetarian diet could contribute to climate change. In fact, according to new research from Carnegie Mellon University, following the USDA recommendations to consume more fruits, vegetables, dairy and seafood is more harmful to the environment because those foods have relatively high resource uses and greenhouse [ Continue reading…]

Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months

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The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new work from Carnegie’s Xiaochun Zhang and Ken Caldeira published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical [ Continue reading…]

Animal rights in Islam

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Islam has always viewed animals as a special part of God’s creation. The Quran, the Hadith, and the history of Islamic civilization offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for animals. Islam indeed places much importance on animals and on providing for them in a caring manner. There are [ Continue reading…]

6 Ways to Prevent Home Accidents

Personal safety for senior loved ones is of paramount importance. Nearly 20,000 deaths and 21 million medical visits occur due to at home falls every year, with falls and fall-related injuries the leading cause of hospitalization and death among seniors. Loved ones who survive falls are more susceptible to the [ Continue reading…]

Benefits and necessities of cycling

The necessities of cycling are enormous due to the world environmental degradation, pollution, noise, health, safety and many other reasons. For example, Australian Government estimates that the ‘avoidable costs’ of traffic congestion is due to rise from $5.4 billion in 2005 to $20.4 billion in 2020. In an attempt to “cure” [ Continue reading…]

God is not punishing us via natural disasters

The most of the believers in God believe that those terrible cyclones, tornedo, Tsunami, earthquake, flood, drought, famine etc., are the acts of God. God is punishing humanity via such natural disasters. But the Quran says most of the natural disasters are happening due to humanity’s misuse and abuse of [ Continue reading…]