Tag Archives: Politics and the Environment

Romney’s Convention Speech: The Etch-A-Sketch Kabuki Theater Moment of the Republican Convention

Last night the RNC created and unveiled a new political character called “Mitt Romney the Good Guy,” and had him cry about mommy and daddy on live TV in order to both suck in those who will respond to such … Continue reading

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State Politics and Corporate Polluters in Utah

It is the Day After Christmas and Toxic Air Returns to Salt Lake City Toxic poisonous air has returned to Salt Lake City. As I look out my condo terrace toward the west, I can only see part of downtown … Continue reading

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Climate Change Denial and Disaster Capitalism in America

Hurricane Katrina and the Politics of Disaster Capitalism During the summer of 2005, I was in Europe doing research for my architectural classes I teach at the University of Utah College of Architecture + Planning. After making my way south … Continue reading

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Where Did Global Warming Go? What a Stupid Question!

There was a recent piece in the New York Times that asked the really stupid question, “Where Did Global Warming Go?” I think it’s a stupid question, because not only has it not gone away, it isn’t going away anytime … Continue reading

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Conservative Politics and the Environment

Corporate Interests and Environmental Destruction A recent editorial in the New York Times reveals a grim statistic about Republicans and the environment. As of Friday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives had voted 168 times this year to undercut clean air … Continue reading

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What Will It Take To Make People Care About the Environment?

This past summer I read Bill McKibben’s most recent and most alarming book, EAARTH. Yes, Eaarth with two As subtitled, “Making a Life on a Tough New Planet. He changes the traditional spelling of earth because he writes about a … Continue reading

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A New American Environmental Revolution

As we watch (mostly) young people gather in our nation’s cities under the overall banner of Occupy Wall Street, it is time to renew ourselves with one of Bob Dylan’s most important songs. He wrote it at a time when … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street and the Environment

The fuse has finally been lit and has ignited a national movement that will not be denied. The Occupy Wall Street movement is spreading from city to city, and it is about time. The print and broadcast media have been … Continue reading

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