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Survival and Renewal in the Anthropocene

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The climate movement’s coming sea change: Part 1

NOTE: This article is part of an ongoing series on Gen-R found under the main menu category Gen-R and the Climate Crisis → Gen-R: Challenges and Opportunities. Find a general introduction to the Gen-R concept here.   It always seems impossible until it’s done — Nelson Mandela There they were — the elderly white couple […]

Gen-R and the remaining carbon budget

“Blah, blah, blah.” — Greta Thunberg Start by listening. That was the answer to the question, posed at the end of my most recent column, of how we can best support today’s youth climate movement. I’ve dubbed the upcoming generation, those under 25, as Gen-R, the generation that will be tasked with R-eviving and R-estoring […]

Helping Gen-R revive the planet

What can today’s adults do to help set the stage for a future Green Revolution? In the introductory column to this series, I explained the concept of Gen-R — the generation comprised of today’s youth (people under 25 in 2020) who will be tasked with R-eviving, R-epairing, and R-enewing the planet. I pointed out that […]

Gen-R: Today’s youth must R-evive and R-estore the Planet

NOTE: This is the introductory article to the Gen-R concept, first published as a newspaper column on December 26, 2021. Posts expanding on the Gen-R concept concept can be found on Firebird’s main menu under: Gen-R & the Climate Crisis → Gen-R: Challenges and Opportunities.   It’s settled history. The “Greatest Generation” grew up during […]