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Questions for Michael Shellenberger

May 4th, 2010 by Joshua Laufer on Environmental Studies 219 · No Comments · Uncategorized

If environmentalism, including common ideas about environmental justice, are inadequate to cope with the challenges of climate change and injustice, what do you propose?
If the goal is to alleviate human suffering, shouldn’t we address the most vulnerable communities and nations first?
Environmentalists are trying to redefine American politics, and you claim that is ineffective. [...]

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Questions: Joseph, Audrey, Andrew, Nikki

May 4th, 2010 by Nicole Heyman on Environmental Studies 219 · No Comments · Uncategorized

How do you recommend that we make clean energy cheap? And why not try to make fossil fuels more expensive AND make clean energy cheap?
How do you motivate people to action?
Through political policies, economic incentives, apocalyptic rhetoric, or human emotional connection?
How do we, as individuals, take action and get involved in the political process?

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May 4th, 2010 by Michelle Jahnke on Environmental Studies 219 · No Comments · Uncategorized

How do we get the ball rolling on renewable energy sources? We have the technology to run everything on a combination of wind and solar, but how do we get out of the energy gridlock and start changing our infrastructure?
How do we frame climate change so that it is more universally accepted? Do we give [...]

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