Green News & Opinion

93 Articles by Bryan Walker

The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Addressing climate change will require citizens of wealthy consumer societies to sacrifice. But that’s never going to happen. We’ve all heard statements like that, indeed we’ve probably muttered them to ourselves. Michael Maniates and John Meyer place the words at the beginning of their book The Environmental ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in September 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Economics, Education, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government

Challenged by Carbon

Oil industry geologists have hardly been noted for their readiness to accept the findings of climate science. The American Association of Petroleum Geologists, a large international organisation of 31,000 members, is non-committal in its 2007 statement, though that was admittedly an advance on their previous rejection of anthropogenic warming ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in August 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Carbon Sequestration, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Design, Education, Emissions, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government

The Carbon Challenge

Empty rhetoric.  That’s the verdict on the recently established New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) from Geoff Bertram and Simon Terry in their searching book The Carbon Challenge: New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme.  It is something of a cautionary tale for others contemplating such schemes.  They present a ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Carbon Trading, Children and Families, Design, Education, Emissions, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government

Climate Conflict

"How long can these people go on talking about the future as if climate change isn’t going to be part of it, let alone a determining factor?"  That is a question I often enough exasperatedly mutter to myself when listening to politicians or a variety of policy experts discussing ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2010, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

Climate Capitalism

Climate change science is clear and undeniable in its general thrust.  Climate change politics by contrast are murky and uncertain.  Peter Newell and Matthew Paterson have spent nearly two decades researching and writing about the politics, and their new book Climate Capitalism: Global Warming and the Transformation of the Global ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2010, about Carbon Trading, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Consumerism, Design, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development

Agrofuels

François Houtart, born in 1925, is a Belgian sociologist. He’s also been a catholic priest for sixty years.  His orientation can be seen in the NGO he founded in 1976, CETRI, which aims to promote dialogue with third world social movements and to encourage resistance and action. He ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in July 2010, about Agriculture & Food, Children and Families, Climate Change, Deforestation, Design, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Politics & Government, Pollution, Poverty & Development

Straight Up

“I joined the new media because the old media have failed us. They have utterly failed to face unpleasant facts.” So writes Joseph Romm of blogging, in his new book Straight Up, a themed selection from the thousands of posts on his widely respected blog ClimateProgress.org. It’s as ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Climate Change, Deforestation, Design, Education, Environmental Disasters, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government

The Climate War

The climate change rhetoric when Obama came to power was exciting. It sounded as if he would lead from the front and the US would soon have a federal cap-and-trade system. “Delay is not longer an option. Denial is no longer an acceptable response.”  Certainly we have seen an end ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Economics, Education, Environmental Disasters, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans (1 comment)

Climate Refugees

Eleven French journalists – writers and photographers of Collectif Argos – visited some of those on the front line of climate change. Their report was published in France in 2007, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology has now published an English version: Climate Refugees. It invites reading.  The written narratives are engaging and ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2010, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Poverty & Development, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Transport, Travel, Water, Weather (3 comments)

Merchants of Doubt

Why should four distinguished American physicists ally themselves in their later years with movements to fight the scientific evidence and spread confusion on many of the most important issues of our time?  That’s a question Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway address in their admirable new book Merchants of Doubt ... keep reading

Written by Bryan Walker in June 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Education, Events, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Media, Politics & Government

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