Motivating Climate Action: A Review of Per Espen Stoknes “What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.”

Averting the worst outcome of the climate crisis will require a huge amount of very thoughtful and brave work. Unfortunately the crisis has a number of qualities that make it especially hard to organize around. It seems remote in time and place, its causes and impacts are diffuse, and the solutions require major social transformation. … Continue reading Motivating Climate Action: A Review of Per Espen Stoknes “What We Think About When We Try Not to Think About Global Warming.”

Creating a Home through the Green New Deal A review of Bruno Latour’s Down to Earth

Near where I live, in Pacifica California, there is a big piece of land right at the ocean that was once slated to be the site of a giant freeway interchange. That plan was stopped by local people who saw no need for increased freeway capacity. When I moved to town 14 years ago it … Continue reading Creating a Home through the Green New Deal A review of Bruno Latour’s Down to Earth

Climate Action: Disrupting Business as Usual

Talk given to the California Student Sustainability Coalition’s annual convergence De Anza College Saturday May 21, 2016 We are at a time when we will probably see an increase in the use of civil disobedience, direct action and disruption. That’s because we are at a time when our political systems are increasingly controlled by corporate … Continue reading Climate Action: Disrupting Business as Usual