Category Archives: Environmentalism

The (Well-Justified) Fear of a Living Planet

I’ve recently stumbled across more of Charles Eisenstein’s writings. For those of you unfamiliar with him, he’s a writer and would-be philosopher and economist, and who is oddly popular with the green left crowd. As an author, he’s not bad- … Continue reading

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The Crux of the Matter

Some of my (admittedly purely hypothetical) readers may have noted that for someone who’s ostensibly an environmentalist, I spend a lot of time complaining about environmentalists.  This is a fair criticism- most of my content has focused on the flaws … Continue reading

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Methanogens and Cyanobacteria vs. Gaia

Earlier this month, research came to light suggesting that the Permian-Triassic extinction- the greatest mass extinction in the history of the planet- was most likely caused by a population explosion of methane-producing bacteria (aka methanogens), probably caused by the large … Continue reading

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Science, emotion, and labeling GMOs

Last month, Washington state tried- and failed- to pass a ballot measure that would mandate labeling of GMOs.  While some of my friends were quite zealous in their advocacy of the measure, I was fairly ambivalent about it, and wasn’t … Continue reading

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The future ain’t what it used to be

I collect futures. That is to say, I am an enthusiast of the various visions and conceptions of life in the future that various people have developed over the years.  I find them utterly fascinating.  Not because of their predictive … Continue reading

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Better Messaging for Environmentalism

Sorry about the lack of updates- I’m TAing this Fall, and that’s kind of sucked up a lot of time. Anyhow, today I’m going to discuss something that’s been on my mind for a while- namely, how environmental and sustainability … Continue reading

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What Transition gets Right- and What it Gets Wrong

First off, sorry for the long pause in postings- since arriving home for the summer, I’ve found myself gifted with a list of various farm projects and chores my parents haven’t been able to do themselves, so I’ve actually been … Continue reading

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