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Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Durban climate summit: sellout, revolt “2020 is too late to wait!” rang out the words of Abigail Borah, a 21-year-old college student/activist from Vermont. She was interrupting U.S. climate negotiator … Continue reading

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Climate change: Durban’s emptiness echoes Copenhagen’s disaster

As yet another UN conference on climate change dissolves into meaninglessness (no surprise there), a barrage of news underscores the urgency of the problems that are being given little more than lip service.  Examples: New perils seen to even modest … Continue reading

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McKibben’s Eaarth: New vision or neo-Malthusian attack on freedom?

Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet by Bill McKibben 272 pp. Times Books, 2010 Climate change is one of the direst crises ever to face humanity. In response there have arisen diverse movements, passions and ideas. The … Continue reading

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