Category Archives: Politics

Plastics: A Combined Distillery and EcoOptimism post

Plastics are no longer the future. In fact, they’re becoming history. Continue reading

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The Distillery: April 22, 2018

For Earth Day, nature’s rights and intergenerational rights Continue reading

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Fake Growth

Real growth vs fake growth – a sound bite for a Twitter world Continue reading

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The Distillery: February 27, 2018

The ultimate “good news disguised as bad news.” Continue reading

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The Distillery: December 5, 2017

Youth are suing the government for endangering future generations by not addressing climate change. And they might win. Continue reading

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The Distillery: November 17, 2017

With the US’s move to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, the role of the federal government is even further diminished and local governments are filling the void. Continue reading

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A Positive – and EcoOptimistic – Outlook

The public and Congress aren’t getting it, but businesses will. Continue reading

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Will 2015 bring legalization of hemp?

2012 and 2014 brought hemp closer to federal legalization. Will 2015 be the year it finally happens? Continue reading

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Are Geoengineering Proposals EcoOptimistic?

They’re very seductive – proposed solutions to climate disruption that don’t involve carbon fees or changing our modern comforts and habits. Continue reading

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Has John Kerry been reading my EcoOptimism blog?

John Kerry calls climate change a weapon of mass destruction. Does that mean he’s been reading my blog? Continue reading

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