This story was originally published by David Helvarg, Jason Scorse on 13 March 2019 in Mongabay (News and Inspiration from Nature’s Frontline). It can be viewed here. The Green New Deal (GND) is a U.S. resolution that aims to address economic inequality and global warming through a set of proposed economic stimulus projects. As nearly […]
The young activists I work with don’t allow me much time for gloomy pessimism. Groups like Heirs to our Oceans and Sea Youth Rise Up, and individuals like Hannah Testa, the sixteen-year-old anti-plastics activist who participated in our first global March for the Ocean last June and helped get the state of Georgia to establish a Plastic Pollution Awareness Day, are not just future leaders. They are our partners today, if we’re willing to work with them, mentor when asked, and maintain a sense of realistic possibilities for the future they’re looking towards.
Pessimism of the spirit and optimism of the will are about saving enough to rebuild, even if we may not see the results in our own lifetimes.
This story was originally published by David Helvarg in The Progressive on Feb. 22, 2019. It can be viewed here. “Pessimism of the spirit and optimism of the will” are about saving enough to rebuild, even if we may not see the results in our own lifetimes. by David Helvarg February 22, 2019 When I wrote Blue […]
This story was originally published by David Helvarg in the LA Times on Jan. 25, 2019. It can be viewed here. Fifty years after a California oil spill launched the modern environmental movement, we may finally be moving beyond the age of oil, and none too soon. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]
Still not over? Here’s a picture I took flying with the Coast Guard over Kodiak Alaska while writing my book Rescue Warriors, and here’s a story from the NY Times on how that Town and Coast Guard families are being slammed by Trump’s government shut down. The Coast Guard and NOAA, the protectors and stewards of our […]