David Goldstein

David Goldstein

David Goldstein is a writer and climate activist. He lives in Eugene, Oregon.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Condemning Our Grandchildren to a Real-life Video Game
Over the past seventeen years or so the temperature of the Earth had climbed from about 0.75 to 0.9 degrees Celsius above the pre-fossil-fuel era baseline. Last year was the hottest year recorded, coming in at a full 1.0C above baseline. Then last week something shocking happened – the “mild fever...
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Sunday, November 29, 2015
The Hard Half: Within Climate Circles There Exist Two Basic Camps...
As the summit that everyone in the climate world has been pointing to as the "last best chance to change course" gets underway, there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that the climate denial-sphere, most active in the "Anglo 3" - the United States, England and Australia - is...
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Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Playing to Lose: Electing the GOP in the Age of Climate Chaos
"This is just the fire alarm. It is not the fire." —Climate Scientist David Archer. "Catastrophic global warming is a hoax. That conclusion is supported by the painstaking work of the nation's top climate scientists." — Senator James Inhofe , R-OK (Will head Environment and Public Works Committee...
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014
#BecauseLove
Anybody who has lived with cats or dogs knows this and knows it for certain: Cats and dogs think deeply. They feel deeply. They bond deeply. They love deeply. When my stubborn, huge-hearted dog Spike was getting old and sick, I tended to him as if he was one of the family -- because he was. For...
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Through the Climate Portal: Humanity's Tragic Flaw
In the autumn of 1992, I was alone in my studio apartment in Philadelphia, puking my guts out. Something bad had happened inside; it felt like a bomb had gone off in my belly. Just how bad was it? Was I bleeding internally? Was I dying?
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