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The New Abolitionists: Global warming is the great moral crisis of our time

I want to say a word for radicalism — for the role of the radical in building a movement to confront climate change, the most urgent crisis human beings have ever faced.

By WEN STEPHENSON  |  February 22, 2013
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UN Climate Talks 2030

Let's get serious. Maybe.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  December 14, 2012
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Let it snow, a little bit

Well, the weather outside is ... unusual.
Hoopleville
By DAVID KISH  |  December 07, 2012
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Bill McKibben’s climate change crusade comes to Providence

Environmental activist and journalist Bill McKibben was at the heart of the remarkable uprising that forced President Obama to delay approval of the Keystone pipeline, which would funnel oil from the tar sands of Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Q&A
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  November 30, 2012
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Review: Chasing Ice

National Geographic photographer James Balog, acclaimed for his work on vanishing animal species, goes for even mightier concerns in this valiant documentary: to provide irrefutable visual evidence of the magnitude of man-made global warming.

By GERALD PEARY  |  November 16, 2012
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Let's get serious about global warming

Maybe.
Idiot Box
By MATT BORS  |  November 09, 2012


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Climate change is forever

You have to be a fool, a charlatan, or seriously uninformed to deny the reality of climate change.

By  |  November 03, 2012
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A Convenient Excuse

On October 2, I led a climate protest inside the offices of the Boston Globe .
Dear mainstream-media colleagues: Time is running out to prevent climate catastrophe. Countless lives are at stake. And you are failing us all.
By WEN STEPHENSON  |  November 02, 2012
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Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

One of the most assured debuts in years, Benh Zeitlin's folk tale is a portrait of the wonder and heartbreak that comes with being too young to understand what you experience.
Benh Zeitlin's folk tale
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  July 06, 2012
What global warming? dept: Frog Pond ice-skating postponed due to warm weather

What global warming? dept: Frog Pond ice-skating postponed due to warm weather


 This just in: MAYOR TOM MENINO was supposed to help open the Frog Pond to ice skating on Friday. The city has just announced: not...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 15, 2011
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Josh Fox's refreshing, vital eco-doc Gasland

Recently shortlisted for next year's Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and screening at SPACE Gallery on December 16, Josh Fox's Gasland feels, in a way, like the first hipster environmental documentary.
Water on fire
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  December 10, 2010


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Review: Cool It

Bjørn Lomborg, the Danish director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, and author of The Skeptical Environmentalist , has been called an idiot and a traitor by his critics — none of whom is given a forum to speak in the new documentary.
Bjørn Lomborg: environmental Antichrist or nice guy? Or both?
By BRETT MICHEL  |  November 19, 2010
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Cutler for Governor

We've said before that it's time for change in Augusta.
Endorsements
By PORTLAND PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 22, 2010

New In The Phoenix -- Climate Change


In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a notebook-style column about the collapse of hopes...
By David S. Bernstein  |  July 28, 2010

Wilkerson, Casinos, Firefighters, Cap-And-Trade


Lots of news going around yesterday and today. Some thoughts:--No surprise that Dianne Wilkerson is pleading out, three weeks before her trial was set to...
By David S. Bernstein  |  June 03, 2010
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Review: Oceans

Despite the talents of Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud — the Oscar-nominated duo behind Winged Migration , who once again contribute their amazing, in-the-midst-of photography — the most striking thing about Oceans is its banality.
Disney dumbs down nature yet again
By TOM MEEK  |  April 23, 2010


Phooey On Your Facts!


There's an interesting discussion going around the political internets about the degree to which conservatives are affected by epistemic closure; I write a lot about...
By David S. Bernstein  |  April 22, 2010

It’s the rain and snow, stupid

For those morons who say after a blizzard, “How’s that for global warming!” may we point out that one of the harbingers of climate change is the severity of storms that we experience.
Plus, hard times for the Blackstone
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 02, 2010

Charlie Baker: More Neanderthal-Conservative Than Romney?


"I believe that climate change is occurring -- the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that...
By David S. Bernstein  |  February 09, 2010
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A nation hooked on cars

The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
Vroom! Vroom!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 29, 2010
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Glenn Beck's unhinged Sweater saga

Hello, America. A special Glenn Beck Program tonight: I'm speaking to you from somewhere in the North Pole, and let me tell you [adopts cartoonish yokel voice with rubbery exaggerated shiver] it is coooooooold up here.
Knit Twit Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 27, 2009


Climategate: It's not going away.


ClimateGate continues unabated, and since science dubiously falls under the purview of dorkdom, here’s some color commentary specially packaged by Laser Orgy. I should warn you...
By Maddy Myers  |  November 25, 2009
PODCAST: Al Gore, on "Our Choice" [MP3]

PODCAST: Al Gore, on "Our Choice" [MP3]


Al Gore speaks at Harvard Square's First Parish Church Standing before a sea of green-leaning Cambridge liberals (who would later scoff heartily at the suggestion...
By Shaula Clark  |  November 11, 2009

Conservation in Copenhagen

In about a month, representatives from almost 200 nations will converge on Copenhagen, Denmark, for what could be the most meaningful meeting on climate change, ever.
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By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  November 06, 2009

Letters to the Editor: August 28, 2009

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece " What's Wrong With Wind Power " (by Deirdre Fulton, August 21) really misses a major point — global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption all forms of
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By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009

Which way the wind blows

The venting of wind-power skeptics in the Phoenix piece “ Why wind power blows ” really misses a major point: global warming. When we finally get down to grappling with dangerous climate disruption, all forms of non-carbon emitting power will rise.
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By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 28, 2009


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The End of the Long Summer

In this nonfiction treatise about global warming and other ecological dangers, the author details why our environment is in much worse shape than we thought. In this excerpt, Dianne Dumanoski notes that, far from taming Mother Nature, our factories an
Why we must remake our civilization to survive on a volatile Earth
By DIANNE DUMANOSKI  |  July 24, 2009

They said what?

GOP leaders have a reputation for shunning science in favor of politics: on stem-cell research, evolution, and of course, climate change. As the global-warming battle heats up, so has their often-nonsensical rhetoric.
Republican lawmakers sound off on global warming
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009
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Generation Green

Republicans have a lot to say about the immorality of saddling the next generation with our national debt. But when it comes to leaving them a wrecked, depleted, and rapidly warming planet, they are taking the exact opposite line.
Once derided as tree huggers, eco-friendly youth are now the nation's most powerful (and feared) voting bloc. So why isn't the GOP listening?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 08, 2009

Growing good air

What's greener than houseplants?
Going green
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 18, 2009