David Orr

David W. Orr is the Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies at Oberlin College. He is the author of seven books, including Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse (Oxford, 2009).

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Thursday, November 23, 2017
Democracy at Risk in These Perilous and Trumpian Times
The following are remarks offered at the Peter B. Lewis Center on the campus of Oberlin College to open a recent two-day forum titled, " The State of American Democracy ": In 1952 theologian Reinhold Niebuhr wrote: “For if we should perish, the ruthlessness of the foe would be only the secondary...
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The opportunity to serve a great purpose has been laid before us. Will enough of us act in time? That's the question that remains. (Credit: Shutterstock) Views
Monday, May 26, 2014
Could This Be 'Our Finest Hour'?
For decades we in the U.S. have had increasingly authoritative and dire warnings of impending climate change. The most recent is a NASA study showing that melting in large parts of Antarctica is irreversible. Similarly, the National Climate Assessment report, states unequivocally that we are now...
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