This article appeared in Street Roots, January 31, 2014 (1713)
Game On! The first thing to understand is “we” are already behind. The tax reform “game” in Oregon is already late in the third quarter and our team bus has yet to arrive at the stadium. Continue reading →
There is one thing everyone in Oregon agrees on: the state tax system is a mess and something needs to be done. And that is where agreement ends. Everyone has a different solution, and nobody likes anyone else’s.
Continuing to burn fossil fuels is certain disaster. But rapid expansion of nukes is also certain disaster at some point down the road. Three Mile Island? Chernobyl? Fukushima? How many times did God give Noah the rainbow sign? It’s not “game over” yet. But it soon will be if we fail to push the fossil fuel industry and its political protectors out of our way, roll up our sleeves, and rise to the historic challenge of preventing human-induced climate change using known technologies that are safe.
Professor emeritus Robin Hahnel speaking at Aalto University, Helsinki on climate change and climate policy. The talk was organized by Parecon Finland and Aalto University as part of Aalto University Master’s program on Creative Sustainability.