Ironically, I don’t know of any websites, devoted to environmentalism (for lack of a better word), that I can enthusiastically endorse. Even my own website — the website you are now on — doesn’t meet my high standards. It’s just a shadow of what it could be — if I had major funding. Perhaps, in the future, that will change, when I have funding, or have more time to read and search the internet. But in meantime, below is an annotated list of some other links worth mentioning:
Please note that the separate section which once appeared on this page, with search suggestions, I plan to restore, but as a future blog post.
I also plan on adding some environmentalism-themed websites to this page — when I can find the time to do so.
www.alternativeradio.org Perhaps someday a philanthropist will buy the rights to Helen Caldicott’s “Saving the Planet” speech outright and allow anyone to listen to it free of charge. But in the meantime, you can purchase it here. In the “SELECT AN ARCHIVED PROGRAM” drop down box, scroll down to “Saving the Planet,” for CD, transcript or MP3 purchase information.
www.randi.org I’m not sure whether the “one million dollar prize to anyone who can show, under proper observing conditions, evidence, of any paranormal, supernatural, or occult power or event,” still stands. They were getting crushed by the veritable avalanche of false claims.
www.ffrf.org The website of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.
thebricktestament.com/home.html An alternative way to read the Bible. (See also thebrickbible.com)
ItGetsBetter.Org As sex columnist Dan Savage stated in a column after the suicide of Billy Lucas, a gay Indiana teenager: “I wish I could have talked to this kid for five minutes … I wish I could have told him that, however bad things were, however isolated and alone he was, it gets better.” That’s the basic idea behind the creation of ItGetsBetter.Org — it allows people to do just that. [I much prefer the older version of this website.]
suicide.org/international-suicide-hotlines.html Throughout the world, according to the World Health Organization, over 800,000 people commit suicide every year. That’s probably more people than you will see, hear or meet, throughout an entire year (not just in person, but on film, television, radio, over the phone, see in newspaper or magazine photos, etc.), combined.
www.worldometers.info Very interesting.
www.4hiroshimas.com Global Warming at 4 Hiroshima Atomic Bombs Per Second.
www.4imn.com (World Newspapers Web Rankings & Reviews / News search engine and directory of world newspapers.) According to this website, rankings “are based upon an algorithm including three unbiased and independent web metrics extracted from three different search engines,” including “Google Page Rank” and “Alexa Traffic Rank.” Scroll down and click on “Top 100 Newspapers in North America” for a hyperlinked list. Or click on the continents on their world map to find lists of newspapers for those continents.
www.refdesk.com Wow! (For the “top 10 newspapers in the United States by weekday circulation” find the yellow highlighted “NEWS SOURCES” heading and click on “Top 100 U.S. Newspapers” Or find and click on “List of newspapers,” then “North America” and finally “United States,” to see separate listings for “Top 25 by circulation,” “Longest running,” or search by state.)
www.quoteinvestigator.com This website — useful for fact-checking quotations — states that “Garson O’Toole has a doctorate from Yale University, and exploring quotations is one of his avocations.”
www.sciencenews.org I’m not too familiar with this website, but I’ve subscribed to the magazine for many years.
www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes According to Wikipedia, 60 Minutes (which debuted in 1968) pioneered many investigative journalism techniques; and The New York Times has called the show “one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television.”