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Naomi Klein: “This Changes Everything”

“This” being climate change. Klein, an intrepid thinker throughout her publishing career, has just published her latest:  “This Changes Everything: Captitalism Versus the Climate.” I have not read it–the book just came out–but I will be shortly.  Meantime, CommonDreams.org has an excerpt that contains her thesis. It’s worth a few minutes of your time. Here’s […]

“Disruption” September 21, 2014

I’ve just had the privilege of watching “Disruption,” a documentary that is both emotionally moving and intellectually scintillating.  And, perhaps more important, it’s an enormously effective tool for bringing attention to the mobilization taking place worldwide for demonstrations slated for the twenty-first of this month.  It has just been released today.  Rather than read my […]

UN Draft Report

I’m still reeling from the UN draft report on climate change.  It summarizes earlier reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC.  Reportedly, it is much more blunt.  That was Justin Gillis’s assessment in The New York Times last week.  His lead:  “Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political […]

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