Jon Hinck is an attorney in private practice and a former 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 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Kyoto, Japan. Follow him on Twitter:@hinckjon.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020
My Earth Day
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Earth Day +50. Face it. Most of us take our habitat for granted. But we should know, now more than ever, that a robust life support system is not guaranteed and requires our attention. Unrealistic visions of space travel and...
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...