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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the IPCC 1.5 Degree Report and the Nobel to Nordhaus

Oct 12, 2018 No Comments by
"We should celebrate the positives from those news stories in raising general awareness. But for those who recognize the bad and ugly parts of those news stories, we must turn the resulting feeling of powerlessness into a political movement to form a Global Climate Trust and implement Cap Global Carbon," writes Mike Sandler.
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Stating our values and what we know

Oct 03, 2018 No Comments by
"People with political agendas are inundating us with information overload, and calling into question basic facts in an attempt to impose anti-democratic control over disoriented populations," writes Mike Sandler. "We must practice stating our values and defending them and advancing them in the public square."
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Father’s Day thoughts on Star Wars, religion, and basic income 

Jun 14, 2018 Comments Off on Father’s Day thoughts on Star Wars, religion, and basic income  by
Mike Sandler draws on the work of linguist George Lakoff to argue that "maybe it’s time to rethink the conventional wisdom received from our fathers about religion, strict father politics, the idea that hard work at a job equals self-worth or that many of those jobs can even provide a reasonable livelihood without basic income."
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FEASTA Turns 20: food policy, sustainability, and basic income – a U.S. perspective

May 09, 2018 Comments Off on FEASTA Turns 20: food policy, sustainability, and basic income – a U.S. perspective by
Mike Sandler describes some of Feasta's goals with regard to food policy, and how these could be applied to the U.S.
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From Ivory Tower to global problem solver – aligning academia to the Sustainable Development Goals

Apr 13, 2018 Comments Off on From Ivory Tower to global problem solver – aligning academia to the Sustainable Development Goals by
A significant portion of the American electorate is seemingly alienated from academia. Conspiracy theorists and talk (hate) radio have seemingly co-opted a portion of the rural working class. What is to be done? By Mike Sandler.
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Cap and Dividend bill introduced in U.S. Senate – a ray of hope regardless of its “political feasibility”

Mar 01, 2018 Comments Off on Cap and Dividend bill introduced in U.S. Senate – a ray of hope regardless of its “political feasibility” by
"For those watching U.S. politics from afar, it may seem like the country is filled with climate deniers and oil drillers. But there was a bright spot recently for those of us in the US who continue to work for climate stability and sanity," writes Mike Sandler.
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There’s no Feasta in the USA, but there is this new blog

Feb 13, 2018 Comments Off on There’s no Feasta in the USA, but there is this new blog by
We're delighted to welcome long-time Feasta member and trustee Mike Sandler as a regular contributor to our blog. Here you can read an overview of his background in climate action in the US and get links to some of his many articles published by the Huffington Post over the past decade.
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