Earth Matters: Trans-Pacific Partnership & U.S. Food Safety

Posted on: June 4th, 2015 by Billy Mason

Contributor Bill Mason returns after an extended absence with his column about issues that impact the health of the Big Blue Marble we live on. Below Earth Matters asks: What’s the […]

Earth Matters: Where Climate Change and Geopolitics Collide

Posted on: June 13th, 2014 by Billy Mason

In a rare moment of enlightenment, Republican John Boehner recently stated “I’m not qualified to debate the science over climate change.” In the past, Boehner was a staunch “climate denier” who professed, […]

Earth Matters: Industrial Age Must End

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by Billy Mason

Proclaiming that the Industrial Age must end is a surefire way to invoke a relentless pounding of rhetoric from pro-growth conservatives like the unforgiving waves of a tsunami. However, before […]

Earth Matters: Mermaids’ Tears

Posted on: April 25th, 2014 by Billy Mason

“Malama i ke kai, a malama ke kai ia ‘oe.” The centuries old ‘ōlelo no’eau (Hawaiian proverb) translates to mean, “Care for the ocean and the ocean will care for […]

Earth Matters: Climate Change Reality 1896-2013: Mauka to Makai

Posted on: April 11th, 2014 by Billy Mason

In 1896, approximately 150 years after the dawn of the industrial revolution began to disrupt Earth’s natural energy balance, Nobel Laureate chemist Svante Arrhenius theorized that carbon dioxide (CO2) derived […]

Earth Matters: Asia Chooses a Greener Path

Posted on: April 4th, 2014 by Billy Mason

As self-serving politicians funded by the fossil fuel industry inhibit progress in America, Asian countries are quickly moving towards reducing risk, building resilience, and creating new economic opportunities by abandoning […]

Earth Matters: GMOs, Mass Media & Social Networking

Posted on: January 16th, 2014 by Billy Mason

Editor’s Note: On January 4, the New York Times published a major story about a bill to ban genetically engineered crops on the island of Hawaii. I asked scientist Billy […]

Earth Matters: Hawai’i Leads by Example

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by Billy Mason

‘A’ohe hana nui ke alu ‘ia. Translation? “No task is too big when done together by all.” This Hawaiian ‘olelo no’eau or proverb, was recently illuminated when the power of […]

Earth Matters: The Climate Reality March Across America

Posted on: November 6th, 2013 by Billy Mason

The fat lady has sung and the time has come for climate deniers to face the music. Based on 117 years of research, the 5th Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change […]

Earth Matters: Climate Reality Project

Posted on: October 4th, 2013 by Billy Mason

Climate change is happening now. One year after Superstorm Sandy caused $80 billion in damage, there have been raging forest fires induced by extreme drought conditions burning thousands of acres […]