This is a historic opportunity for India to take the lead in shaping the global sustainability agenda. Backed by a strong electoral mandate, the new Indian government has been actively rooting for clean technology and energy efficiency in its endeavor to pursue a low-carbon growth model.
We do know that people like to breathe, drink water and eat. Preserving the resources needed to ensure sustenance is a requirement of all political processes and governing regimes. You can't have a Tea Party without clean water to brew tea.
If more environmental studies and more alarming news will not mobilize leaders and the public for an all-out commitment to the preservation of our small vulnerable corner of the universe, what will? Perhaps we need to shift our focus from information to changing human behavior.
I know a different Wisconsin. One covered in plush green or white -- depending on the season -- rolling hills kept perfectly groomed by thousands of dairy cattle.
Colonial women held "birthing parties" in the home of the pregnant woman, in which friends drank "groaning beer" in sympathy with the mother-to-be's labor pains. Even poor colonial women who could not afford lavish meals experienced labor and after-birth surrounded by female friends.
Close your eyes and imagine a place where harmful chemicals, pollution and toxins are nonexistent. In this haven, drinking water is completely pure, and fresh local food is prepared on the scene.
Professional poachers undoubtedly give little thought to anything beyond the desired immediate response to their nefarious acts, namely a monetary return. Aside from not dwelling on skirting the law, they are unlikely to care about their inhumane treatment of wildlife.
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Even if pressed, I would have a hard time calling myself an environmentalist. I'm not alone -- many people I know feel the same, even as they hop on their bikes to peddle sustainably off to their job in the green sector.
Technology is wonderful, and as less impactful technologies become less expensive they can have tremendous benefits. But on a per capita basis, nothing beats the efficiency of that age-old machine for living, the city.
Are these technological solutions to some of the damage humans have done to ourselves and the natural world, or are they just versions of Castle Bravo and the Oxygen Destroyer, escalations of a self-destructive technological death spiral?
In response to Obama, the out-of-power Republicans have been uniformly negative toward any regulatory attempt at environmental protection. It makes one wonder whether they would be capable of responsible governance of the environment if given the opportunity.
Even though the Whole World is Burning, premiering Sunday at the Maui Film Festival, begins unexpectedly in a valley of exotic palms. This is the biography of W. S. Merwin, Poet Laureate and erudite man of conscience.
So what are we to believe? Is regulation of carbon emissions a prelude to economic collapse or essential to our economic prosperity?
Night Moves definitely works as a tense, lo-fi psychological thriller. But the environmental dimension is what gives Night Moves its interesting moral dimension, as well as informing the unique world where the film takes place.
Hungarian environmentalists had been trying to create an authentic Green Party ever since the end of Communism. When they pulled together a new initiative on 2009, they didn't call it a Green Party. Instead, they wanted to transform the entire process of doing politics in the country. The name of the party said it all: Politics Can Be Different.