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Climate Justice And Stupid White Men

Climate Justice And Stupid White Men

Parse that carefully because it can be too easy to become focused on the “Stupid” part. It’s S-t-u-p-i-d W-h-i-t-e M-e-n. For completeness we should add “Old”, and “Rich” (and probably some other adjectives as well) because of course in addition to being a race and gender issue climate change is a class and generational one. [...]

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My Dinner With Kofi

My Dinner With Kofi

Not Kofi Annan, nor anyone you have likely ever heard of or met. Nor have we actually had dinner together, although we keep meaning to. We talk often because we both enjoy our conversations and learn from them, hence another opportunity is always to be desired. That’s the part that puzzles some people immensely as [...]

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Machinima, Popular Education And Climate Change Deniers

Machinima, Popular Education And Climate Change Deniers

Machinima is? a) a technique for video production that progressives barely use; b) a German cyber-goth band; c) a name for pit-bull/doberman hybrids; d) videos produced using computer game engines. Recently climate blogger (and scientist) Michael Tobis posted “Dogs and Deniers,” a post illustrating the similarity between a particular Far Side cartoon and real life [...]

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What Common Sense Tells Us About Climate Change

What Common Sense Tells Us About Climate Change

After babbling on with a number of factoids about global population, the land surface area of Texas and so on, the ‘Tennessee Conservative Watch (TCW)” asks “Considering that the earth’s atmosphere extends 50 miles up from the surface, how can anyone with half a brain think that humans can do anything to change the atmosphere [...]

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Endgame: The Problem Of Trivialization

Endgame: The Problem Of Trivialization

On the advice of many Derrick Jensen’s “Endgame” has been on the ‘should read’ list for years, but somehow I have never gotten around to it. More recently a youtube clip of him reading an excerpt was brought to my attention, so I watched that, and then checked out sections of the books that are [...]

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