Tag Archives: Environment

Climate shouldn’t be used as a political sledgehammer

A real problem hindering climate change fight is that for too many, climate change is just another blunt rhetorical instrument with which to hammer in their favored policies. As this article discusses, it would be utterly naive to believe that … Continue reading

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100% renewables and 100% nuclear are both practically impossible

I’ve been following with interest how some nuclear power advocates are suggesting that building anything else than nuclear power is sidetracking us from the climate goals. These advocates claim that variable, non-dispatchable renewables will not be ultimately capable of delivering … Continue reading

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There is now a far-right environmental movement, and I welcome it

I predicted a year ago that we’re going to see more diversity in the global environmental movement, because there are people who actually care about the environment but cannot buy into traditional, heavily Leftist and Western-centric environmentalism – or are … Continue reading

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The bubble of traditional environmentalism has burst; long live pragmatic environmentalism

In case any more confirmation was needed, 11/9 (or 9.11. for us Euros) was the final nail to the coffin of traditional environmentalism – at least when it comes to stopping the existential threat of climate change. For years now, established … Continue reading

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The problem is, islands is what we have now – some thoughts on Stewart Brand’s essay “Rethinking Extinction”

If you want to read an article that simultaneously enlights, delights and gives hope, you could do much worse than to read this excellent Aeon essay on extinctions penned by one of the titans of the environmental movement – Stewart … Continue reading

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Songs from the Hungerland: reflections on Ecomodernism, history, and Nature

Songs from the Hungerland in response to 21.10.15 The Guardian opinion piece: The Brave New World of Ecomodernism During spring and summer 2014, I spent many nights under the Finnish sky. Early the next morning where the picture above was taken, I … Continue reading

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Mark Lynas’ “Nuclear 2.0:” The case for a Grand Alliance of Low Carbon

As a PhD researcher and an environmentalist who is deeply concerned about the utter lack of progress in reducing CO2 emissions, it has been dismaying to follow how the mainstream environmental movement has been spending money and energy in fighting … Continue reading

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