Category Archives: climate refugees

Climate tipping points

Yesterday I wrote, again, about our evolving environmental chaos. Ghastly Future There is great urgency to do what we can to mitigate the damage we are doing because there a boundaries that, if broken, cannot be recovered from. There is … Continue reading

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Ghastly Future

Even though I’ve been led by a concern for our environment since my teenage years, which has taken many forms, I have often found what we are facing to be nearly overwhelming. Despite seeing the perilous path we are on, … Continue reading

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Building Resilient Communities: A Moral Responsibility

Recently I wrote about the arrest of Nick Tilsen during peaceful demonstration related to the president’s event at Mount Rushmore on July 4th. (Native News Online about that protest). This is personal because two of my friends were there. They … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Green New Deal?

I found the March 27, 2020 article by Kevin Williamson in the National Review, Goodbye, Green New Deal fascinating. He writes about the many sacrifices we are being forced to make because of the Covid-19 pandemic. I had to convince … Continue reading

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Climate Crisis Parade

The following is from the Facebook page of the Climate Crisis Parade https://www.facebook.com/events/524437575064433/ Join 70 organizations – as an individual, family, or organization – to rally the media to cover the CLIMATE CRISIS!Every four years, Des Moines is “media central” … Continue reading

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Radical Hope: Ethics in the Face of Cultural Devastation

For a long time I’ve been trying to visualize how our (near) future might look. Even if our social, economic and political systems were working well, they can not for much longer. They are being overwhelmed by climate chaos, which … Continue reading

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Sea Level Rise Migration

Mathew Hauer published the article referenced below in 2017. His conclusion from modeling climate stressors is “I find that unmitigated SLR (sea level rise) is expected to reshape the US population distribution, potentially stressing landlocked areas unprepared to accommodate this … Continue reading

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Atlantic Coastal Flooding Needs Planned Retreat

On February 24, 2018, I created a Facebook group titled “Overground Railroad” which has only seven members and very few visitors. The description is “a group to explore how to prepare climate refugees to migrate to the Midwest, and how … Continue reading

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Is Jonathan Franzen wrong?

There has been a lot of criticism of Jonathan Franzen’s recent article in the New Yorker, “What if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped? The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit … Continue reading

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Taking the Second Path

I’ve been studying an article that is labeled a Cultural Comment, written by Jonathan Franzen that was just published in The New Yorker. The title and subtext is “What if We Stopped Pretending the Climate Apocalypse Can Be Stopped? The … Continue reading

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