It's recently occurred to me that I am very, very impressionable and mold myself around to wherever/whomever I happen to be with at the moment and it's giving me some concern (Oh god I don't have an actual personality! I am such an easy mark! I will totally get swept up in group hysteria!). Should I be worried about this or should I just learn how to deal better with being a ball of wax? Details inside. [more inside]
Why is environmentalism an issue of the left and not of the right? Why are those who disbelieve climate change on the right and not the left? I mean, the question is, just how did the two sides get to where they are on this? Was it coincidence, or are there fundamental beliefs on each side that created this divide? [more inside]
Why should energy supply companies bother making people houses greener when they are essentially reducing demand for their good? (quite a UK based question) [more inside]
Optimism Filter: What individuals, groups or publications are thinking innovatively about the future of our planet and how to get there? [more inside]
There is a hawk's nest in the lot next to our house with babies in it. They are about to clear cut the land to put yet another crappy built house there (all in the name of "money"). Is there anything that can be done to save that nest?
What has been the impact of the expanded powers of eminent domain in the US on people attaching deed restrictions to property in an attempt to preserve natural/undeveloped areas? IE: are these restrictions basically worthless now if a business enterprise wants to use your wet land as a cooling pond or clear cut your valley for condominiums? Links to analysis or articles?