Global Warming’s Six Americas in 2020

Global Warming’s Six Americas in 2020

  • Sep 24, 2020

Today, the Alarmed (26%) outnumber the Dismissive (7%) nearly 4 to 1. More than half (54%) of Americans are either Alarmed or Concerned, while the Doubtful and Dismissive are only 18% of the population. However, because conservative media organizations prominently feature Dismissive politicians, pundits and industry officials, most Americans overestimate the prevalence of Dismissive beliefs among other Americans.

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Destruction of Habitat and Loss of Biodiversity Are Creating the Perfect Conditions for Diseases like COVID-19 to Emerge

Destruction of Habitat and Loss of Biodiversity Are Creating the Perfect Conditions for Diseases like COVID-19 to Emerge – John Vidal Vidal, environmental editor, makes the case that as we intrude more and more on natural habitats, we upset the balance of nature, allowing natural pathogens to break loose from animals who have lost their […]

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The Earth Is Telling Us We Must Rethink Our Growth Society.

The Earth Is Telling Us We Must Rethink Our Growth Society. – William E. Rees Rees, a human ecologist and co-founder of the ecofootprint movement, applies the concepts of “limits to growth” to the pandemic, revealing COVID-19 to be a warning signal that the age of growth is over… and the need to live within […]

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Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting

  • Apr 29, 2020

Prepare for the Ultimate Gaslighting – Julio Vincent Gambuto Julio Vincent Gambuto asks us to beware of ‘gaslighting’, a term he uses to show how we will be asked to not remember or appreciate what the COVID-19 shutdown has given us: a chance to re-evaluate our country and our lives. He begs us to not […]

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Every Aspect of the Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes America’s Devastating Inequalities

Every Aspect of the Coronavirus Pandemic Exposes America’s Devastating Inequalities – Anna North While wealthier Americans can isolate themselves, the most vulnerable in our society—low-wage workers, who are more often women and people of color—often don’t have that luxury and find themselves more likely to contract the disease, as well as to die from it. […]

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This Pandemic Might Actually Help Us Tackle Climate Change. Here’s How.

This Pandemic Might Actually Help Us Tackle Climate Change. Here’s How. – Glen Peters Glen Peters compares the drop in emissions from the Global Financial Crisis in 2008 (GFC) to a parallel drop during COVID-19, but warns that emissions will likely rebound if we don’t lock in place some of the changes that have occurred. […]

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Global Pandemic Trumps Climate Change

Global Pandemic Trumps Climate Change

  • Apr 29, 2020

Global Pandemic Trumps Climate Change – Chuck Lynd Chuck Lynd—one of the founders of Simply Living in Columbus, as well as an expert of shaping locally-based economies—shows us lessons we can take from this crisis to build the world we want by applying Green New Deal principles to “the next economy”. >>read article

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What the Coronavirus Pandemic Can Teach Us About the Climate Emergency

What the Coronavirus Pandemic Can Teach Us About The Climate Emergency – Charles Komanoff, Christopher Ketcham Komanoff and Ketcham offer a concise list of lessons from the coronavirus response that we can apply directly to significant climate change action. As they say, “Like so much else, whether or not the current reduction in CO2 is […]

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The World We (Re)Build: Toward an “Ethnography of the Future”

The World We (Re)Build: Toward an “Ethnography of the Future” – Anna J. Willow   Ohio State University’s (Marion, OH) environmental anthropologist Anna Willow presents how the Transition Town movement across the world might help us re-envision a more positive future, and takes into account how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect—positively or negatively—those possibilities. Presented […]

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There Is No Way Out but Through

There Is No Way Out but Through

  • Apr 29, 2020

There Is No Way Out but Through – Roger Cohen, NY Times Cohen reflects on all the history that has come before—of people who lived through WWII and the Nazi regime, through the Depression and more—and concludes that by looking back we can find means of courage. MOST IMPORTANTLY, he helps us realize the “the […]

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