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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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Individual Blame Won’t Address Environmental Problems

Sam Chapman April 25, 2013
The Earth does not need saving, we do, and we must adjust our activism accordingly.

Environmentalists Are Not All Well-Off

Sam Chapman April 4, 2013
Despite popular images of environmentalists as rich, white hippies, much of the most forward-thinking environmental activism comes from the third world and other disadvantaged communities.
Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Divestment About Spectacle, Not Success

Sam Chapman February 14, 2013
Even if the current campaign to divest from fossil fuels is unsuccessful in its stated goals, it will still have succeeded in making a political statement that resonates with a nation-wide project to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

Address Leaves Obama Beholden to Environmentalists

Sam Chapman January 31, 2013

I skipped the broadcast of President Obama's second inaugural address in favor of reading it afterwards, so that I could better analyze its content without being distracted by the speechcraft. As an environmentalist,...

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

We Have Lost the Fight for the Planet

Sam Chapman January 24, 2013
What if environmentalists have lost the fight for the planet? Green advocates will likely be prevented from implementing any meaningful solutions to our climate crisis, we must think of ways to live on a new planet.
Carbon Tax Needed to Put Dent in Pollution

Carbon Tax Needed to Put Dent in Pollution

Sam Chapman November 29, 2012
We need to start curbing greenhouse gases right now, and it’s looking increasingly clear that economics is the only way to do it. The only responsible option is to instate a carbon tax to make emissions not an externality but a true cost for polluters.

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman November 8, 2012
The electoral college robs 80 percent of the country of a chunk of what it means to be American. Shifting to a system of direct proportional awards of electoral votes is the best way to maintain and improve the integrity of American democracy.
Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012
I am voting for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein because I refuse to compromise democracy by succumbing to political expedience.
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