This month our theme is "living with climate change". We’ll be exploring that from a variety of angles…
We’re all far too sensible to be influenced by advertising, right?
•’Sleepwalking to Extinction’: Capitalism and the Destruction of Life and Earth •The story of how greens became energy enemy number one •Collapsing Consciously
I am generally a fan of progressive pundit Jonathan Chait. But his latest New York magazine column, “The Keystone Fight Is a Huge Environmentalist Mistake,” misses the mark.
This 38-foot-tall cedar elm, meant to bring attention to the crippling drought that has severely depleted reservoirs, bled dry important fluvial arteries, and killed more trees than there are people in America, bears a solemn burden.
Much of the United States climate movement right now is structured like an archway, with all of its blocks resting on a keystone — President Obama’s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.
If we are, as neo-classical economists claim, “rational individuals” then you would think that all of us would put a lot of weight on the opinion of such a large number of scientists and the rigour of the process that is gone through.
Sometimes the fate of the Earth boils down to getting one person with modest powers to budge.
To overcome polarization on the issue of climate change, Yale professor Dan Kahan says in an interview with e360, scientists and the media need to frame the science in ways that will resonate with the public.
•Dealing in Doubt: Greenpeace Report Exposes Fossil Fuel Funded Climate Denial Machine •Abbottalypse Now •Naomi Klein: Green groups may be more damaging than climate change deniers •VIEWPOINT: Naomi Klein’s Criticism Of Environmental Groups Missed The Mark •The Fossil Fuels War
Last week I relearned an important lesson: life is a force to be reckoned with.
Evidence that you are doing something right in the climate change debate often comes from the denial reaction. Most of the times, messages on climate change are simply ignored but, occasionally, the reaction is strong; sometimes rabid. Then, you must have hit a sensitive point!