For Lack of a Better Civilization: Circumstance and Resolution

Whether we like it or not, the choice we have now is between perpetuating our destructive and unsustainable relationship with the natural world and fighting to re-form our society into one that is fairer, more just, and more sustainable. As you move into the new year, take a moment to think about how the world will change in … Continue reading For Lack of a Better Civilization: Circumstance and Resolution

Climate Change Talks: Hopes for Paris Climate Talks Salvaged

Lima talks end in a weak deal, restoring language protecting poor island nations with high quantities of displaced people, but saying that pre-Paris pledges “may” include quantifiable information detailing plans for emissions reduction targets (the original language was “shall”, but the requirement was dropped after opposition from China). Read more here: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/12/14/deal-salvaged-atunclimatetalksinperu.html More on the … Continue reading Climate Change Talks: Hopes for Paris Climate Talks Salvaged

Food Security: Another Reason To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving

My seniors are coming back from their internships tomorrow, so this week I’ve got some links and a few comments about the consequences of global warming. This first article, from April of this year, is a good layman’s write-up of the link between food insecurity and sociopolitical instability. It deals more with the political and economic side … Continue reading Food Security: Another Reason To Be Thankful This Thanksgiving