George Will Misses the Mark on Divestment – April 21, 2015
Campus sustainability movements are no more fundamentalist than Will’s unbridled faith in the free market
Last week, Washington Post columnist George Will took a swing at the campus divestment movement that is spreading across the country, arguing that sustainability has “gone mad” on college campuses.
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Will started out predictably at first, claiming that divestment from fossil fuels is ineffective. It soon became obvious, however, that the divestment movement may indeed pose a serious threat to Will’s worldview. His rhetorical license crescendoed as he compared those committed to sustainability and divestment… more
by: Björn Philip Beer
People’s Climate March: Morning After Musings – September 22, 2014
Corporate apologists are going to be most threatened by the moral message that religious and social justice groups brought to the airwaves.
Sometimes, one has to break from journalistic detachment to emotionally process a historic event. On Sunday, about 400,000 people showed up to the People's Climate March in New York City, more than quadruple the number predicted by march organizers.
Last night, as I sat on the train back from New York to Washington D.C., I felt a number of emotions when I processed the events of the day. Although I met famous personalities Senator Bernie Sanders and Bill McKibben my mind dwelled on the folks I met who are still suffering after Superstorm Sandy, and those who have been fighting oil pipelines in their own backyard, and those have… more
by: Björn Philip Beer
Nearly 400,000 Marchers Sound the ‘Climate Alarm’ in New York City – September 21, 2014
Largest climate protest in history draws comparisons to the first Earth Day action in Manhattan 44 years ago
New York City: A massive river of humanity poured through the canyon of concrete called Manhattan this morning as the People’s Climate March kicked off. Advertised as the largest climate march in history, it was predicted that as many as 100,000 people would participate in the event. The actual turnout was four times as much.
Photo by Annette Bernhardt