October 2012

Photos are uploading now. I would try to write more, but the college has been over-run with the walking dead during the last couple of days and this occupies a surprising amount of time.

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With new photos of fall foliage.

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Today, thousands of British Columbians and allies will be outside the provincial legislature to protest the egregious Northern Gateway pipeline. The pipeline is a bad idea for so many reasons: because it will fuel the destructive growth of the bitumen sands, because of the forests that will be affected by the spills that are certain […]

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I really encourage everyone to have a look at this grist.org piece: Cue the math: McKibben’s roadshow takes aim at Big Oil. It discusses the strategy 350.org is planning to employ in the months ahead, with an emphasis on encouraging universities to divest from fossil fuels. Humanity’s future depends on us rapidly phasing out fossil […]

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“Shared values in themselves do not provide the sense of allegiance necessary for a national community to thrive. Indeed, disagreements about the major orientations of society are perhaps emblematic of a healthy political community because they demonstrate that citizens are concerned about the state of the community. The democratic quality of a constantly changing political […]

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This looks worth seeing: More information

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To a large degree, non-academic books have been the seeds of the environmental movement. Books like Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring have fostered popular concern about environmental degradation, which in turn grew into demands that action be taken at the political level. It is therefore appropriate that Rob Nixon grounds and populates his account of the […]

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In progress: photos from Toronto’s Coach House Press. More information about them.

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