Extractivism: Defined by Naomi Klein, Exercised Through Privilege

I want to discuss a theory I find to be at the crux of many issues in this world, and I would like to draw on its relation to privilege. Naomi defines extractivism as the practice of removing raw materials from the earth, usually for export to traditional colonial powers, where “value” was then added […]

Happy Mother’s Day, Mother Earth

This Mother’s Day, I want to draw attention to the mother of all mothers: Mother Earth. She plays a vital role in our lives, so let’s begin to play a vital role in hers and clean her the f*ck up, because there is no doubt each of us want a cleaner earth for ourselves, for […]

Air Pollution’s Link to COVID-19 Deaths and Beyond

Guess what! We are legally killing ourselves and others. Here’s how… A study conducted by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health this year found that a slight increase in air pollutants can increase the COVID-19 death rate as much as 15%; more specifically, that increase is a single microgram in the common air […]

an introduction to our current climate; in excerpt form

“So we are left with a stark choice: allow climate disruption to change everything about our world, or change pretty much everything about our economy to avoid that fate. But we need to be very clear: because of our decades of collective denial, no gradual, incremental options are now available to us.”