Category: Musings

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

“I’m More Sustainable Than You.” How Did the Eco Community Become So Intolerant and Competitive?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, Lately I’ve been concerned about the lack of empathy and intolerance in the green/eco/left/progressive community. I’ve observed zero wasters nitpick over a zero waste advocate‘s ‘mistakes’. I’ve watched as conscious individuals get torn down by others in the...

We Deserve a Climate Debate

We Deserve a Climate Debate

A couple of nights ago, half the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates took the debate stage for a second time. There are still twenty candidates trying to break out from the crowded field, many will ask a resounding “Who??” as former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, or Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan answer...

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

Fear, Hope and the Changing Climate

I recently finished reading ‘Uninhabitable Earth‘ by David Wallace-Wells, which, despite being eye opening, gave me a full-on panic attack within the first few pages and did not get any better from there. I know things are bad. I am aware that the sea levels are rising and island nations such as Vanuatu and the...

The US Women’s Soccer Team Wins the 2019 World Cup – and Fuels Equal Pay Discussions

The US Women’s Soccer Team Wins the 2019 World Cup – and Fuels Equal Pay Discussions

Note: This letter was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, How good was the women’s World Cup grand finals match? Congrats to the US women’s national soccer team on their win and the crowd chanting for equal pay at the end really got me inspired about the future of female sport and gender equality, so...

How to Answer the Argument that Australia’s Emissions are Too Small to Make a Difference

How to Answer the Argument that Australia’s Emissions are Too Small to Make a Difference

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Authors: Matt McDonald, Associate Professor of International Relations, The University of Queensland. After a recent foray into the debate over Australia’s so-called “climate election”, I received plenty of critical replies to my argument that Australians should take climate action more seriously. The most common rebuttal was...

Is it Worth Debating Climate Deniers and ‘Skeptics’?

Is it Worth Debating Climate Deniers and ‘Skeptics’?

As advocates, we naturally want to persuade others we come in contact with to act, to do something or change the way they approach the world. As climate advocates, we’re torn between persuading people (with the means to) to change their habits while pressuring governments to adequately regulate the industries who ruin our planet with...

Marvel Studios Marvels us with Lessons on Equality and Diversity

Marvel Studios Marvels us with Lessons on Equality and Diversity

Movies are some of the biggest sources of entertainment today. From cinema visits to personalised Netflix content, films have remained the permanent fix in popular culture and entertainment. Every now and then, a movie comes along and goes beyond the realm of pop culture and entertainment. It stretches into mainstream public consciousness and becomes a cultural...