Archives for October 2018

Human lead climate change didn’t start yesterday

… or even 200 years ago but more likely 5000 years ago !


Science reliability

Science has an issue with reliability. How much are we in trouble?

One striking example: after the US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute required researchers to pre-register their studies, the proportion of studies finding positive results declined from 57 per cent to 8 per cent. (From an article on RCT in social sciences).

Human power and responsability

There is no natural environment. Or at least so little left. Most of what you think about is not untouched nature. Apples have tremendously changed, selected by the human hand. Same for wheat, cows, … So little we eat is untouched nature. Same for the landscape. A park isn’t. Most forests aren’t, including much of the Amazon Forest. Whether you like it or not we shaped the world in so many ways, but so little compared to what plant did: those folks, together with a bunch of microorganisms created dirt and made the atmosphere oxygen rich!
Life thrives on those telluric transformations. But we also invented concrete and dragging nets. And life is having a setback. Sure we are part of life and currently a decisive change force. It is on our shoulders to take the fabulous adventure of life to new heights or to empty it. Bit by bit.