Environmental Messaging: We Can’t Convert Conservatives on Climate

2017-11-24T18:43:05+00:00November 24th, 2017|Environmental Messaging, Reasons for Acting|

I apologize.* I was wrong. I believed there was a way to have a conversation with conservatives about the environment and the climate crisis. I’ve criticized some of my friends and colleagues for arguing the facts against climate denial, (see Climate Change is Real, So What?) which re-enforces the [...]

Environmental Messaging – Enbridge Line 3 False Choices

2018-08-10T21:38:23+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Climate Change, Environmental Messaging, Reasons for Acting|

As big as Keystone XL and DAPL, do we need another pipeline from the world’s dirtiest source of oil? I sat through most of the testimony in the public hearings on Enbridge’s request for a “Certificate of Need” for their Line 3 oil pipeline replacement in northern Minnesota. Arguments [...]

Return to Standing Rock – A Personal Journey – Part II

2017-09-23T19:05:26+00:00September 23rd, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Reasons for Acting, Standing Rock|

The following post is Part 2 of a 3 part series. The events occurred in August, September and October of 2016 and are being published now as all charges against me in the DAPL water protection recently have been dropped. These post are longer in length because I believe the [...]

Standing Rock – Black Smoke – A Personal Journey – Part III

2017-09-23T19:03:23+00:00September 4th, 2017|A Good Day, Actions You Can Take, Dakota Access Pipeline, Reasons for Acting, Standing Rock|

Black smoke. Armored vehicles. Pepper spray. 300 helmeted police in riot gear. Helicopters. Nightsticks. Snipers. Bean bags. Rubber bullets. Sound cannons. Cell phone jamming. Drums. Sage. Prayers. 300 unarmed peaceful water protectors. Tobacco. Tribal elders. Song. Blockade. Crossing Minnesota, I don’t yet realize what I am driving into. The [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

10 Reasons to Be Optimistic on the Environment

2017-05-14T15:37:48+00:00May 16th, 2017|Climate politics, Environmental Messaging, General, Reasons for Acting, Renewable Energy|

The Trump administration is a disaster for Americans who want clean air and water and to reduce global warming. Under his onslaught, it is also easy to lose hope or become cynical. We should worry about Trump’s executive orders, but we should also be concerned with cynicism. If you [...]

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