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I’ll also ban travel to the United States.

Dear friends in the United States and elsewhere, With regret I need to inform you that I will not be able in good conscience to attend any academic or other events in the United States. Obviously, I also can’t consider … Continue reading

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After the U.S. elections

“I met a traveller from an antique land, Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and … Continue reading

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Justifying liberalism and socialism without God (a commentary to Yuval Harari’s “Sapiens”)

There’s no need to invoke a belief in supernatural deity in order to believe that all humans are equally important and should be treated with as much equality as possible. In fact, striving for equitable treatment for all is one … Continue reading

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Dear Scots; vote again, we want toll-free haggis

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What is Ecomodernism? A lecture

Almost forgot! In case you want to hear the undersigned mangle the language of the Bard and talk about ecomodernism, look no further! This is a hour-long lecture I delivered in English (here with Finnish subtitles) to a packed audience … Continue reading

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More responses to ecomodernism’s critics

Happy belated May Day to everyone, leftist and non-leftist alike! Up here above the 60th parallel, yesterday was – to me – the first real spring day of the year. I celebrated by taking my wife’s bike to a ride, … Continue reading

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Environmentalists need to focus on what we can agree with

Greetings from Paris! Despite considerable logistical difficulties, we’ve managed to hand out nearly 2000 copies of Climate Gamble to interested people around COP21 climate conference; many thanks to everyone who’ve supported our campaign so far. As expected, there has been … Continue reading

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