Jon Hinck is an attorney in private practice and a member of the Portland, Maine City Council. In 1979 he co-founded Greenpeace USA and later was in charge of the worldwide program for Greenpeace International. He was an NGO delegate to the 1997 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Follow him on Twitter: @
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Tuesday, December 02, 2014
A Half Century After Mario Savio’s Berkeley Speech and Today’s Warming Planet
On December 2, 1964, a little known college student gave a stirring speech on the steps of Sproul Hall at the University of California Berkeley. A few of those memorable words from the since deceased Mario Savio convey a vital message for us a half a century later: "Facing tragically harmful...