Archive for the ‘Pop Culture’ Category

Tim Hudak Takes His Stand on Ontario Energy Policy

Last Friday, in an article in the Toronto Star, Progressive Conservative leader Tim Hudak finally outlined what he would do with regards to energy policy if he were to win the 2011 Ontario election. Hudak began his article with a critique of Premier Dalton McGuinty‘s current energy policies, echoing many of the concerns articulated over [...]

Environmental Impacts of Post-Modern Journalism

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A lot of people seem to be waiting for the Future to finally arrive… As though it will be handed down by divine providence, or commercialised out of the efforts of scientists at MIT or inventive researchers at an ivy-league school. Others seem to share an unconscious knowledge that the future is constantly taking shape [...]

The Problem with the Current Era of Popular Environmentalism: Part 2

How pop-environmentalism hinders governmental response to environmental sustainability. “Greening without justice, without equity, will not sustain the Earth or our future”  – Noel Sturgeon The micro-level concerns outlined in part one of this blog dealt with concerns over individual responsibility in the quest for environmental sustainability.  We discussed how the “warm fuzzy” element of the [...]

Mr. Suzuki, it’s evolution not revolution

Please Mr. Suzuki, promote evolution not revolution. In a recent article written for straight.com,  Canadian celebrity environmentalist David Suzuki suggested that electric cars won’t be enough to curb unsustainable carbon emissions caused by transportation, “Technological developments [such as electric cars etc.] are welcome, but maybe it’s time we started rethinking our car culture as whole. [...]

The Problem with the current era of popular environmentalism: A micro and macro critique – Part 1

Micro:  Why pop-environmentalists need to take their hands out of the cookie jar As 2010 begins to wind down, the “green” movement has reached a critical stage of maturity.  From diet alterations to concerns over one’s ecological footprint,  the Western world has entered what seems to be- at least on the surface- a popularized and [...]

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