Head-slapping moments liberate intellectually. A weltanschauung shifting moment is powerful, especially that sudden light bulb over the head event which seems so self-evident in retrospect. Slavery fosters pollution Slavers are operating outside the law already and thus typically have utter disdain for any form of environmental regulation and/or protection. Slavers are despoiling humans for profit, why […]
Entries Tagged as 'environmental justice'
March 25th, 2017 · Comments Off on Energy BOOKSHELF: Emancipate Slaves, End Climate Change?
It is past time for #election2016 to address #climate & environmental justice. Let’s start to change this in Flint.
March 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on It is past time for #election2016 to address #climate & environmental justice. Let’s start to change this in Flint.
The two Democratic candidates are going to Flint, Michigan, for a debate. Sparked by the horrific lead poisoning of (far, far) too many under Republican Governor Rich Snyder’s ‘watch’, this debate is expected to focus on challenges for urban minorities. A growing chorus is emerging advocating that the focus truly revolve around the core issue […]
May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on On refusing to be rounded out of existence
This guest post comes from James Wells who eloquently and passionately is outlining the detrimental implications of short-term thinking embrace of coal exports. The phrase, arriving in the middle of a deeply technical presentation, stood out for everything it said in just one sentence. “They’re just going to be rounded out of existence, because they […]
October 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment
This guest post is from RLMiller [Subscribe]who is becoming a strong and impassioned blogosphere voice on climate issues, serving the organizing role in the “Adopt a Senator” effort to track positions taken by Senators on climate issues and pressure them to adopt reality-based policy approaches. The key take-way from this post: Do not lose sight […]
September 9th, 2009 · 2 Comments
A guest post from Deborah Phelan, providing a window on issues of Eco Justice in Uganda — a picture that most in the developing world never see and an issue that they rarely, if ever, consider. “You know, right now we are standing on top of ten feet of plastic.” Overheard in Kampala, Uganda at […]
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July 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments
Let’s face facts, to far too many, for far too long, “environmentalism” has seemed a lilly-white activity, something for people with enough resources to engage in caring about the environment. And, in some ways, there is some truth to this perspective. As Jerome Ringo put it in I joined the Louisian WIldlife Federation in 1991. […]
April 9th, 2009 · Comments Off on Thinking about Climate Equity
Too rarely, it seems, is the discussion of tackling global warming strengthened by an understanding and discussion of climate equity issues. The new Climate Equity Alliance should help to shift that discussion. Recently, an acquaintance sent me a set of questions. I’m no expert on the issue and I’m wondering what are other examples outside […]
April 8th, 2009 · 1 Comment
E3 (economy, energy, environment) presents us all with very significant, even daunting challenges. Tackling these challenges right also represents great opportunity to come out, at the other end, stronger than we are today. Formed by more than two dozen organizations, the Climate Equity Alliance is a voice to see that we, collectively, pursue solutions to […]
April 1st, 2009 · Comments Off on Core Principles in Face of Warming World
Energy and Global Warming are complex, multifaceted, deep subjects. They are beyond the ability of any single person to totally master. And, a great challenge to those focused on them is seeking how to communicate, in a meaningful way, to those who don’t have the ability to dedicate huge chunks of time to learning about […]
January 19th, 2009 · 2 Comments
The world has changed. The only two faces, the only names of people of substance that seem to compete with Mickey Mouse or Ronald McDonald or a Pokemon figure for instant awareness among children are Black: Barack Obama and Martin Luther King. The world does change. And, it can change for the better. I have […]