Monthly Archives: June 2011

What I’m Afraid Of

Some people – if they’re paying attention – are afraid of environmental catastrophes that will cause societal collapse. Giant storms, coastal flooding, famines, crushing energy shortages. I fear something like the opposite: That society will simply keep going past the … Continue reading

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Picking on Pundits

If one is singling out pundits to critique on environmental grounds, it might seem unfair to pick on David Brooks. After all, the New York Times bigfoot is no denier of climate change, for instance, like his ideologically addled Washington … Continue reading

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The Death of Nature

Reading Carolyn Merchant’s touchstone 1980 book The Death of Nature, you realize that the environment crises are not due, at root, to particular human behaviors. The problem is not, in other words, simply that we’re driving cars, eating beef and … Continue reading

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