I just completed an interesting assignment for my environmental science class in which I was asked to take a look at a couple of household products to learn something of the chemicals they contained. The assignment was intended to make us consider the safety concerns of some of the products we commonly use and to learn just how difficult it is to find the inherent risks using the available data sources. I thought I’d share this here as it was an eye-opening experience for me.
Grist.org, one of my favorite sites, posted “What Can one person do” today, the visual essay by Franke James which I highlighted here last week. To celebrate this great exposure, I thought I’d feature another of her works. Today’s selection is another visual essay. This one, centered around Eric Pooley’s “The Climate War,” seems a perfect lead in to tomorrow’s elections. I’ve posted the first several images here and there’s a link to the full essay at the end of this post.