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“I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.”

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We’re living through some weird times. History textbooks could devote entire chapters just to 2020 and 2021. But history has a way of repeating itself, as they say. Others say history doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes. …


“Life is a reality to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

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Once upon a time, a traveler asked a shepherd “what kind of weather are we going to have today?” The traveler wanted to know what to expect; who wants foul weather to derail their travels, right?

The shepherd muttered: “the kind of weather I like.” Confused, the traveler responded: “How…


Expanding my analysis beyond America, with a sobering conclusion.

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Recently, I analyzed where exactly I could escape climate change within the United States. I picked three northerly regions and ultimately settled on the Upper Midwest as the best place to ride out the climate apocalypse we may face if the status quo persists.

ProPublica and The New York Times…


Climate change isn’t your fault, and you won’t solve it.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Particularly in America, there’s a curious cultural veneration of the individual as the main agent of influence and change rather than the community. …


You should care more about consuming consciously than not having kids or scorning others who do.

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Does the name ‘Malthus’ ring a bell?

In 1798, Thomas Malthus warned of an impending ecological trap driven by overpopulation. As he saw it, exponential population growth would override arithmetic growth in agricultural yields. He foresaw too many mouths to feed and not enough food to feed them. …


Innovative indoor climate solutions bring a host of positive externalities.

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Air quality has always been important, especially as humans have increasingly congregated in urban areas. In modern times, most of the focus was on outdoor air quality. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on indoor air quality. As…


Mitch McConnell just reiterated what Democrats should’ve known by now — they can either go it alone or go nowhere

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Sometimes, politics isn’t as complicated as it seems.

These days, the sky is blue, the grass is green, and Mitch McConnell is being Grand Ol’ Mitch again.

He just said something that reflects his political and governing philosophy to a tee. He reiterated that 100% of his focus is on…


“Only time, whatever that may be, will tell.”

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“Only time, whatever that may be, will tell.” — Stephen Hawking

In the 1960s, environmental consciousness became mainstream in America. Environmental concerns had escalated throughout the 1960s (mostly in response to the effects of industrial pollution). …


I spoke with a 16-year-old climate activist from the Bay Area who leads a youth activist organization that wants to educate the public and inspire climate action on the biggest challenge of our time.

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I often question whether I can have a real impact in the climate movement and, if so, how I should go about doing that. …


Just as Churchill argued democracy is the worst form of government except for all the others, we have no choice but to fight against climate change and win at all costs.

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Winston Churchill could sell hot chocolate in the desert.

When he became Prime Minister in May 1940, Great Britain was deep in the ugly depths of the Second World War. …

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