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Feministing Reads: Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take real action to combat climate change that now global capitalism and a livable world are a collision course — one of them must radically change. Very quickly. 

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take ...

Infographic: global warming deniers are full of s***

Whenever I’m arguing with global warming skeptics, I disclaim that  I don’t claim to be an expert in any of the sciences that could prove or disprove global warming. I do, however, have enough common sense to realize that, quite frequently,  global warming deniers are or represent people or interests with potential ulterior motives (money), while global warming believers tend not to have ulterior motives (unless you but buy the Al Gore wants to create mass hysteria thesis, which I don’t) but do tend to have the support of most of the scientific community. So which side is more likely to be telling the truth? If you read what I just wrote, how was it for you? Was it as ...

Whenever I’m arguing with global warming skeptics, I disclaim that  I don’t claim to be an expert in any of the sciences that could prove or disprove global warming. I do, however, have enough common sense to ...

New video brings women’s stories of climate change to the forefront

As you may know, the world’s population is set to hit 7 billion on October 31st.

As Miriam pointed out back in July, coverage of global issues related to population, health, and development can easily take on an alarmist tone, and often missing from the conversation are the voices of the people most affected.

That’s why this stunning video “Weathering Change” by Population Action International is so welcome and important.

“Weathering Change” follows women in Ethiopia, Nepal and Peru as they struggle to care for their families while enduring crop failures and water scarcity. The film shows that women and families are already adapting to the climate change challenges that threaten their health and their livelihoods, and allows women to tell their ...

As you may know, the world’s population is set to hit 7 billion on October 31st.

As Miriam pointed out back in July, coverage of global issues related to population, health, and development can easily take on ...

My feminism, my planet

I am a feminist and I am an environmentalist. I don’t really appreciate being asked to compromise one to support the other.

Yet, this is what the campaign “Ethical Oil” is asking me to do in this new ad.

The message they’re passing is simple enough (if you support women’s rights, you must not buy anything from Saudi Arabia, therefore you should demand oil from Canada instead), which is why we should be weary of it.

First, increasing production from Canada’s tar sands is not going to reduce demand from Saudi Arabia’s oil fields. What is going to reduce demand is, amazingly enough – to reduce demand:  put in place strong standards for fuel efficiency, improve public transport and facilitate alternative means of ...

I am a feminist and I am an environmentalist. I don’t really appreciate being asked to compromise one to support the other.

Yet, this is what the campaign “Ethical Oil” is asking me to do in this new ...