Christina De La Rocha
After 20 years of working as a biogeochemist/oceanographer, Christina De La Rocha had a mid-life crisis, flew the coop of her career, landed in Germany, and decided to learn how to write. So far she’s published a couple of short stories in Analog and one book of popular science (Silica Stories) and, rural life being what it is, now spends more time with birds than with people.
See more of her work at her blog, Germanium Geranium.
A storm of our own design bears down upon us.
Now, the time has more than come for us to ask, not what the world can do for us, but what we can do for the world.
If we hope to avoid the impending climatic disaster, carbon neutrality should be the goal of everyone, but is net-zero carbon emissions truly achievable?
If the European Union does not cooperatively rise to the challenges posed by incoming migrants before climate change sends ever greater waves of refugees, it risks rending itself asunder, turning Europe back into a continent of warring nations.
We explore the agricultural usage of the term ‘organic’, and the difference between conventional and organic farming.
When a nearby farm is sprayed, we have to shut all our windows and doors to keep the fumes out of the house, but there’s nothing we can do to save the bees.
Of the roughly 400,000 plant species known to currently exist on Earth, roughly 30,000 are edible to humans. Of that 30,000, we have cultivated 7,000 at one time or another.
It may turn out to be too little, too late, or it may buy us the time we need to switch over to net zero emissions economies in time to spare the world exceptionally catastrophic climate change.