Environment

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The Worst Thing You Can Do for Climate Change

We seem to be accelerating toward hard caps and milestones while the problem is only compounding.
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LEGO and the Building Blocks of Environmental Salvation

How might we explain the space between going above and beyond or merely doing what's expected?
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Ethical Obligations to Climate Refugees

What moral reasons might best ground nations' duty to provide aid and asylum to those being displaced?
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Why Trivial Contributions to the Climate Crisis Still Count

The emphasis we place on different countries' responsibility for climate change may be doing more harm than good.
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Earth Day in a Year of Reckoning

Life under lockdown prompts us to reflect on our relation to the natural world and the animals with which we cohabitate.
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Renewable Energy and Local Autonomy in Indiana

Generating clean energy with turbines seems to be in our interests, but how do we decide where we should we put them?
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Under Discussion: Conspiracy Theories, Climate Change, and the Crisis of Trust

There is no obvious cure for the climate change skepticism that has hold over a significant chunk of the population.
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Under Discussion: Economic Concerns for a Green Future

The economic uncertainty that comes with turning away from fossil fuels, gives those in power pause.
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Under Discussion: The Marginalization of the Future

Our inability (and unwillingness) to advocate for those people and entities that can't advocate for themselves spells doom for environmental protections.
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Considering the Rights of Nature

How can we perceive the rights and interests of entities that exist beyond our human interest in them?