Yet again, McKibben provides no tangible solutions to addressing climate change (getting arrested is not a solution, brother). What a waste of people’s time. I stand by my 3-part solution for smarter-over-the-long-term environmentalism: 1) Attend your city’s meetings (you’ll learn how government works, and how to change laws.); 2) learn how to read and comment on your city’s budget and environmental impact statements (you have the real rather than perceived opportunity to change environmental regulations); 3) run for office (stop whining and stop losing).
There’s also an interesting hypothesis for more effective environmentalism proposed by Bill Scher - building coalitions with businesses, which can be read here.
You really think politicians or even Americans can change things when the machine that is capitalism keeps churning away, buying politicians and controlling so much of what we think? Then again, the alternative is to accept that we’re all screwed and give up, so I understand why you’d want to stick to your guns. Personally, I’m wondering where I can find a nice tall hill to live on.
I always identified with Slim Pickens’ character at the end of “Dr. Strangelove” a bit too much, I think.
Yes, indeed. As mentioned earlier on this site.. it’s going to be a long NATO summit indeed.
You are correct, sir! In fact, I’m surprised this is all that’s happened so far. I’m expecting all charges against these guys and other suspects to be trumped up and (hopefully) dropped once the attention is off of Chicago.
But good on you, Priss!! We need more high-profile-ish types standing up against more of the same old energy crap. Yeah, that’s going to get us off foreign oil—buying it from Canada (which, last time I checked, is A FOREIGN COUNTRY!) Geh…