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Dispatches from a Warming Planet

Stephen F. Eisenman

What Today’s Headline Should Be

September 13, 2018

As expected, the first Atlantic hurricane of the season is a whopper. Coastal communities in North and South Carolina face the prospect of severe damage to homes, businesses and infrastructure, especially to the electric power grid. Inland agriculture, much of it given over to concentrated animal feeding operations (factory farms), may also be damaged, and neighboring communities along with them.

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Art, Activism and Animal Rights.

April 29, 2018

Stephen F Eisenman presents at the College of DuPage Visiting Artist Lecture, published on Oct 21, 2016.

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Vegan Ethics Now

March 23, 2018

The remarkable thing about current conversations concerning the ethics of veganism is that they so often turn into discussions about the necessity of veganism.[1] At a time of environmental crisis, human civilization itself may depend upon our willingness to protect animals and stop eating meat.

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Taking on a Critic of the Anthropocene Concept

November 28, 2017

The Anthropocene, as visitors to Anthropocene Alliance will know, is the name proposed by the Working Group of the Anthropocene (WGA), a committee established by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), to describe the moment in Earth’s history when humans came to dominate and even determine major earth systems.

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The Meat Apologists Strike Back

November 28, 2017

A recent article in Quartz, an online magazine owned by corporate-apologist Atlantic Media, is an example of the growing backlash against the surging vegan movement, of which VGNPWR is one expression. The author, Chase Purdy, titled his piece “If the Entire Nation Went Vegan, it Would be a Public Health Disaster:”

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Doctor Strangeweather: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Climate Change

November 18, 2017

It’s a staple of spy and adventure novels and films. At the end of Goldfinger (1964, dir. Guy Hamilton), James Bond is handcuffed to an atomic bomb in Fort Knox. After managing to free himself, he frantically starts to pull some wires on the device when a scientist arrives, flips a toggle and halts the threat with 007 seconds to go.

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Hurricane Harvey and its Aftermath

September 6, 2017

Since our founding in April, Anthropocene Alliance established a powerful tool for helping individuals and communities hurt by flooding, Flood Forum USA, along with a Facebook platform called SPOUT! FFUSA has engaged over 100 community Flood Groups across 30 states in the US, representing 200,000 people, and initiated mitigation programs in 10 of them, assisted by the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union.

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No Road Sign for Climate Change

August 28, 2017

The unfolding disaster in Houston and along the Texas and Louisiana coasts is a sign of things to come. Rain events are certain to get worse and more people are sure to be inconvenienced, displaced and even killed by flooding. Climate science proves it.

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Anthropocene Alliance is launched at a propitious moment.

April 10, 2017

Never before has the human role in environmental degradation been more widely acknowledged and understood. From great cities in the U.S. to small hamlets in rural China, people are discussing air and water pollution, the degradation of soils and aquifers, and especially, the looming crisis of global warming. People are poised to act.

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Image top: NASA solar system exploration. Sun photo. November 22, 2020.