Essays on Climate and Politics

My New Grandson and his Perilous Future

When I look lovingly at a boy who might well live to 2100, climate change projections aren't so abstract


Warren Buffett Blows It on Climate Change

Isn’t there a point where a corporation and its investors have amassed so much wealth that they should be able to recognize there are other goals besides money that desperately need to be pursued?


Thomas Jefferson and Climate Change

This time, we cannot kick the can down the road


People's Climate March in New York City

A report from the largest climate change protest in history


Why We Were Arrested

Civil disobedience at a BP oil refinery in Indiana


Reasons to not vote — and better reasons to reconsider

It's easy to learn the distinctions between the parties and their candidates — by looking at their platforms and their records, and paying less attention to the interpretations of commentators.


Time To March Again

Calling all people of good will


Fossil Fuel Divestment

Harvard's reluctance to vote for the climate with investment dollars


Democracy, Now

Madison, Wisconsin - a call to action in support of democracy and a just society


Send Amazon Down The River

A plea to support local businesses - in this case my home town's quirky and wonderful bookstores


Does Truth Matter?

Reflections on Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom and the actual News


Confessions of a Could-Be Activist

Tracing my awakening awareness, before I became a climate activist (2002)


Call To Arms

The Need for Revolutionary Zeal about the Climate