Environmental Messaging: Five Steps to Having a Conversation with a Conservative

2017-08-27T18:55:50+00:00August 29th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging|

It’s Thanksgiving and it’s snowing outside: the kind of big, soft peaceful flakes that make you think of your childhood. Then Uncle Ralph puts his hand on your shoulder and says, “Maybe Trump fixed it. Doesn’t look like global warming to me?” Your mother shouts from the kitchen trying [...]

Environmental Messaging: The Balance of Fear, Hope, and Action

2017-08-22T03:29:11+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Environmental Messaging, Reasons for Acting|

We are all going to die. That’s a fact. All of us also need to lose ten pounds, exercise five times a week, quit smoking and stop listening to identity politics media. As humans, we are one of the few species that can project and imagine the future. And [...]

Environmental Messaging: A Poverty of Words

2017-08-12T21:10:31+00:00August 15th, 2017|Boundary Waters, Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General|

I love words. I listen to their songs for hidden stories. Like the sounds of water laughing over rocks. The forests speak to me. Yellow aspens chatter. The pines whisper. White clouds are clean and pure. So in the environmental movement, why do I often hear, “We catch more [...]

Movie Review: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

2017-08-12T20:38:02+00:00August 12th, 2017|Climate Change Denial and Misinformation, Climate politics, Climate Science, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

You can’t put together a review of “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” without mentioning Al Gore. That’s because the movie is more about Al Gore than it is about new climate revelations or solutions to global warming. In its simplest form, it is a movie of what has [...]