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Politics and people fuelling Amazon rainforest fires

Originally published September 17th 2019 in Canada’s National Observer. Discover original article. This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 220 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. The Amazon rainforest is the best preserved of the three great tropical forest basins. It is the biggest store ofContinue reading “Politics and people fuelling Amazon rainforest fires”

How Leonard Cohen’s parting words apply even more deeply to our plight today

Originally published March 31st 2018 in Canada’s National observer. Discover the Original article “It is only when the emergency becomes articulate that we can locate that willingness to serve.” Leonard Cohen Shortly before he died in November 2016, Leonard Cohen gave a press conference to discuss his new album, You Want it Darker. During the conference heContinue reading “How Leonard Cohen’s parting words apply even more deeply to our plight today”

Food Doesn’t Grow in Silicon Valleys

Originally published on Mar. 12, 2014, in the Stanford Social innovation review. Discover original article. We are living through multiple and simultaneous environmental crises of an unprecedented gravity—climate change, resource depletion, overpopulation, water stress, oceanic acidification, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. These crises coalesce in food production: Climate change is impacting agricultural yields, and the intensiveContinue reading “Food Doesn’t Grow in Silicon Valleys”


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