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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Debating the Necessity of Nuclear Power

The Case for Nuclear Power: A Critical Tool for Slowing Climate Change by Alan McGowan Of all of the technologies for war, peace, and industry, nuclear power is uniquely feared by many and loved by few. Yet it may be a critical tool for slowing and delaying global climate change and all of its destructive […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: Obama on Climate Change

by Basia Yoffe PRESIDENT OBAMA’S SPEECH at Georgetown University on climate change should not make anyone rest easy about the issue. Climate activist Tim DeChristopher, who was imprisoned for two years for disrupting an auction of public lands to private buyers, said it pointedly: “If you take the policy parts out, it was a good […]

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Notes from a Small Planet: April 8th

by Basia Yoffe FOUR YEARS AGO this Memorial Day, I began to write a column about environmental activism, “Notes from a Small Planet,” for each edition of Jewish Currents magazine. Our climate change crisis warrants more attention than a quarterly column, however, so starting this week, I hope to blog about what’s needed to be […]

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