Tag: Politics

Sen. Cory Booker on being a vegan and the environmental impact of factory-farmed meat

Sen. Cory Booker on being a vegan and the environmental impact of factory-farmed meat

By Micah Moen 87 Comments November 17, 2019

If you could talk about your personal decision to be a vegan, which really brings together the issue of the environment and personal health? Listen, my personal decision is to try every day to be a better — living the values in which I hold. And so, my veganism is a much better way to […]

Trump Aims To Open Vital U.S. Forest To Logging, Drilling, Mining | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Storytime: Bishes in the Forest

Storytime: Bishes in the Forest

By Micah Moen 72 Comments November 9, 2019

– Once upon a time, sometime, last September, I spent two weeks with the Ford Foundation, learning about indigenous people, land rights, and climate change. Wow, that sounds so intellectual and important. So this right here, this little black girl, along with another black girl, Hallease, ended up on the Yurok Reservation in northern California, […]

Greta Thunberg, Swedish environmental activist, gives a speech at Charlotte Climate Strike
Trump Threatens To Pull Federal Aid For Devastating California Wildfires | NBC Nightly News
Preparing for Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction – The Jim Jefferies Show

Preparing for Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction – The Jim Jefferies Show

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 7, 2019

If you’re thinking about killing yourself, wait. The Earth might do it for you. Man: Species are vanishing at roughly 100 times the normal rate. In all of Earth’s history, there have only been five mass extinction events, one of which killed the dinosaurs. Now biologists say we are on the verge of the sixth. […]

Forest Whitaker Talks Obama, Malcolm X, His Migos’ Tribute And Harlem’s Godfather | MSNBC
Thoughts from the Edge

Thoughts from the Edge

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 27, 2019

Good Morning John, it’s Friday…for the last couple weeks, I’ve been thinking a lot about boundaries. The boundary between public and private. The borders between nations. The thresholds of our lives. And the faultlines of ideology. Interviewing President Obama was something I could never regret, but being thrown into the public eye has resulted in […]

Kelp Could Save Our Oceans — If You Eat It (HBO)

Kelp Could Save Our Oceans — If You Eat It (HBO)

By Micah Moen 100 Comments October 26, 2019

— A new climate study out today estimates that significant human carbon emissions actually began more than 100 years before scientists previously thought. That could move the tipping point for irreversible temperature rise even closer. One of the primary causes of human-driven climate change is industrial farming. But a new form of agriculture could reverse […]

Ex Veterans Affairs Secretary Slams ‘Toxic’ DC Environment | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC