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Dr. Stephen Quilley response to Steven Pinker’s talk ‘Enlightenment Environmentalism’

Dr. Stephen Quilley (School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability, of the University of Waterloo) attended the E4A Ethics Research Group’s discussion titled Enlightenment Environmentalism, with psychologist Steven Pinker. It was held Thursday, March 29th, 2018. Dr. Quilley wrote a [very quick] response to the discussion (see below). Well […]

Phosphorus Surplus Hurts Cleanup Efforts: Vermont (Basil D.N. Waugh)

Vermont farms have built up a massive phosphorus surplus – one that is growing at an estimated 1,500 tons per year – as farmers continue to import large quantities of animal feed and fertilizer, a new University of Vermont study says. The study is the first to estimate […]

Opinion: Steven Pinker’s optimism on climate change is misplaced (by Daniel Horen Greenford and Corey Lesk)

Pinker vs. the climate: climate scientists, Daniel Horen Greenford and Corey Lesk, point out how Steven Pinker’s view on progress undermines climate action. Read the piece published in the Montreal Gazette.

From state to system: Financialization and the water-energy-food-climate nexus (by Jeremy J. Schmidt & Nathanial Matthews)

Since the 2008 financial crisis, one of the most significant shifts in global water governance has been the rise of the water-energy-foodclimate nexus (hereafter: nexus). In 2009, Ban Ki-moon focused attention on the nexus when, as Secretary General of the United Nations, he asked the global financial community […]