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They Knew

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On January 12, 2023
There really is no difference between the tobacco industry and the fossil fuel industry except that we are far more addicted to fossil fuels than we ever were with cigarettes. I’ve sat in on union meetings (my own) discussing investment portfolios and retirement packages and ethical investing. I’ve heard people say “well, we are ethical, […]
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Climate Change and Childbirth

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On December 5, 2022
On at least a couple of occasions here, I’ve noted that students of mine have expressed that they don’t want to have children because they don’t think that a world this impacted by climate change is worth bringing life into. This led to a lot of derision among commenters, somewhat to my surprise. I don’t […]

Climate Backsliding

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On November 16, 2022

Tell me how this is going to work out well for humans again? At last year’s global climate talks in Glasgow, world leaders, scientists and chief executives rallied around a call to “keep 1.5 alive

COP27

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On November 12, 2022

While we are focusing on the elections (for good reasons of course), the world continues to burn. Will the US ever do anything useful in fighting climate change? Biden appeared at COP27 the other day

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Glue Yourself to Whatever

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On October 28, 2022
Is throwing tomato soup at protected paintings or gluing yourself to them to protest climate change an effective political action? I mean, probably not. But on the other hand, no one outraged by doing this is actually doing anything to save the planet and ensure that their children don’t grow up and die in a […]
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Inflation Fears and Poor Nations

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On September 12, 2022
Since our economic betters have overlearned the lessons of the 1970s and have responded to this brief and highly specific to a global pandemic period of inflation by going full 1979 and seeking to tank the economy, it’s worth noting that has global impacts, many of which are very negative to the world’s poor. And […]
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