Can the Climate Crisis Foster Global Justice?

Naomi Klein Believes That’s What We’ll Need by Mimi Bluestone From the Spring 2015 issue of Jewish Currents Reviewed in this Essay: This Changes Everything, by Naomi Klein. Simon & Schuster, 2014, 576 pages. NAOMI KLEIN THINKS the climate crisis can catapult us into a better world. If we build a movement broad and powerful […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: Global Divestment Day

February 13-14 by Mimi Bluestone FOSSIL FUELS ARE THE VILLAINS of our climate saga, the culprits that must be vanquished if we have any hope of maintaining a planet that’s hospitable to human life. Renewable energy sources can rescue us from this fiery dragon, and these renewable knights are real. Solar energy employs more people […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: Six Degrees, Six Days

by Mimi Bluestone SIX DEGREES CENTIGRADE. That’s how much scientists expect global temperatures to rise if human beings keep burning fossil fuels at current and projected rates. Six degrees is four degrees more than the temperature at which nearly all of the world’s governments have agreed we can survive as a species. Even a two-degree […]

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