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Colin Beavan

Entries by Colin Beavan

American-Bashing Misses the Point When Climate Talks Fail

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2010 | 4:54 PM

Recently, my book No Impact Man -- about my little family's one-year carbon fast -- was released in France. During my many interviews with French journalists, I realized that there was a bashing of the American people going on. The American people were being blamed for the failure...

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We Are a Nation of Oiloholics: Instead of Ranting at Oil Companies, Pols, Let's Look in the Mirror

(95) Comments | Posted July 12, 2010 | 11:53 AM

Question: When an alcoholic leaves a bar, gets behind the wheel and drunkenly drives into his third or fourth wreck, do you blame the bartender who served the drinks or the alcoholic who drank them? Now answer this: When a society addicted to greater and greater fossil fuel use experiences...

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No Impact Week: Taking The Environment Into Our Own Hands

(35) Comments | Posted October 15, 2009 | 9:08 AM

As you may have heard, thousands of people have now signed up to participate in the No Impact Project's week-long experiment in environmental living, which begins on October 18, hosted here on Huffington Post. That so many people are willing to make such a deep commitment demonstrates to themselves,...

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A Stunt Or Not A Stunt? That Is NOT The Question

(42) Comments | Posted September 4, 2009 | 8:35 AM

Last week, Elizabeth Kolbert, a respected New Yorker journalist who writes admirably about issues to do with our climate catastrophe and the environment, wrote a scathing attack on my book, No Impact Man. Sadly, casualties on the battlefield of Kolbert's wrath included not only me, but also the work...

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Drill Here, Drill Now, Get Nothing but an Opinion poll point or two

(8) Comments | Posted August 19, 2008 | 3:29 PM


The Democrats are caving on offshore drilling.

As reported by the Christian Science Monitor (emphasis added):

"... In a shift on Saturday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that the House will take up comprehensive energy legislation next month that includes partially lifting the 1981 ban on...

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