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Happy Eaarth Day?

Happy Eaarth Day?

(hat tip to Quark Soup and Climate Progress) Maybe you celebrated Earth Day, maybe you ignored it. Maybe you share the cynicism that has been becoming overt on more than a few environmental sites, or at least noticed it. For the international celebration of a cause that we are working for, articles like (just a […]

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Earth Day 2011: Remembering Rachel Carson

Carson, credited as the founder of the contemporary environmental movement, and author of the landmark book, “Silent Spring,” touched off a major controversy on the dangers of pesticides in the early 1960’s. The well-funded campaign of disinformation that attempted to discredit and silence Carson, continues to dog environmental science nearly 50 years later.

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Love, Blood and Rhetoric

Love, Blood and Rhetoric

In the dim mists of time hundreds of us were gathered by a foundation to discuss how we were going to move from our then state of impending environmental crisis to a sustainable society. Demographically we were a sampling of politicians, bureaucrats, scientists, business people, NGO staffers, and community organizers. We talked and worked over […]

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The Path of Resistance, Because to Feel Something Is to Be Alive

The Path of Resistance, Because to Feel Something Is to Be Alive

Simple people,people who don’t exist,prefer things which don’t exist,simple things. e.e. cummings; six nonlectures Al Gore had a few minor errors of no particular consequence in his movie “An Inconvenient Truth“, but his book “The Assault on Reason” was wildly wrong in at least two important respects: i) The internet has proven to be a […]

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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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