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The War Against Science

A conversation with environmental scientists Joel Clement, H. Curtis Spalding, Brown University and Andrew Rosenberg, Director for Science and Democracy at Union of Concerned Scientists  on the War Against Science. Recorded November 15, 2017 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Joel Clement recently resigned his post as a senior Department of Interior official over the suppression of […]

Dispatches From The Front Lines of Climate Justice

Journalist and author Wen Stephenson discusses his new book What We’re Fighting For Now Is Each Other. Stephenson provides a candid look at some of the “new American radicals” who are risking everything to build a stronger climate justice movement. What motivates them? How can individual, local actions really affect a larger global movement? Wen Stephenson,  an independent […]

The Ecological Imagination

In this Cambridge Forum Classic, best-selling writer David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous, tells a story that reveals the  subtle dependence of human cognition on the natural environment. What lessons can we learn from our relationship with the natural world? [Audio clip: view full post to listen]

CLIMATE CHANGE: Is Green Consumption a Solution?

Heather Rogers, author of Green Gone Wrong, kicks off Climate Change Week in Cambridge, eight days of events about facing and reducing the escalating threats of a changing climate. Solutions for climate change aren’t known, but science tells us that our consumption, what we eat, the products and services we buy, contribute to the problem. What […]

Empires of Food

Author Andrew Rimas discusses his latest book Empires of Food:  Feast, Famine, and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations.  What does this sweeping look at the relationships among food, food availability, new foods, and developing human civilizations tell us about food security in our own warming world? Wednesday, April 13th @ 7:00 pm Co-sponsored by […]

World On The Edge

Internationally renowned environmentalist Lester Brown has been assessing the health of the earth’s ecosystems for more than two decades.  Over that time he has seen increasing signs of breakdown until we are now facing issues of near overwhelming complexity and unprecedented urgency. Can we change direction before we go over the edge? In his new […]

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