Articles by Ryan King

The Tipping Point in Civilizational Collapse

Just as biological systems exhibit tipping points which once passed catalyze irreversible and often unpredictable patterns of change, so do civilizations and social structures. In past civilizational collapses, these tipping…

Climate Activists Push the Limits

As major polluters and industrial countries continually postpone commitments to reduce carbon emissions, climate change activists are stepping up their efforts. The increased direct and disobedient activism is a reflection…

Climate change will challenge US military

US military intelligence analysts claim that climate change will present significant strategic issues around the world. The increased occurrences and severity of storms, droughts, resource shortages, and the spread of…

Large Trees Declining in Yosemite

A recent study by the U.S Geological Survey (USGS) indicates a substantial decline in the number of large-diameter trees in Yellowstone National Park. Between the 1930s and the 1990s there…

Imbalance in Earth’s Biogeochemical Cycles

Scientists are currently meeting at the 94th annual Ecological Society of America (ESA) symposium in New Mexico to discuss, among other topics, the massive upset of the natural biogeochemical cycles…

Monsanto GM Corn a Disaster in South Africa

Three different varieties of genetically modified (GM) corn provided by the Monsanto Corporation to farmers in South Africa have been reported to be failing to seed. The company claims that…

Increasing pollution in US beaches

A recent water quality assessment by the Natural Resources Defense Council cites that the levels of ocean pollution required more than 20,000 mandatory closing and advisory days at beaches across…

Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control

Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control Invasive Species: Toad-ally out of control Ryan King, special to mongabay.com May 18, 2008 The ongoing epic of the cane toad foretells a grim…

Scientists target safe-climate future

Scientists target safe-climate future Scientists target safe-climate future Ryan King, special to mongabay.com March 11, 2008 Friends of the Earth, Australia, working in conjunction with many of the world's foremost…