Sunday, November 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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Friday, September 14, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Given my preoccupation with place and sustainability (for whatever that means now), there is a passage of most noteworthy import for me. It reads:
Chicago is one of several large cities with climate action plans in place—others include New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, and Mexico City. Like Chicago’s, these plans promote mitigation and sustainability. Much of the adaptation portion of these initiatives is aimed at the built environment—buildings, highways, and facilities. But officials in these cities are beginning to talk about the public health cobenefits from their action plans, and public health advocates are speaking up and pushing for programs designed to prepare for or prevent climate-sensitive disease and illness.
I am drawn to this excerpt as a sort of crystallization of my current musings on climate change and place. Throughout the summer and fall I'll try to profile a few of these places, as well as some others that are aiming to address challenges of climate change through infrastructure (i.e., place) and behavior (space). And, I will also have some commentary on places that seem destined to fail (or at least have a very rocky road ahead)...my upcoming trip to Atlanta comes to mind.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Outside air temp: -45.
Hold me close.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Next, identify one sentence that seems to characterize a main point that Mckibben is trying to get across to readers. Write this sentence below.
With this sentence in mind, answer the following two questions in 1-2 sentences each. Post your remarks to the class blog or use the space below to do this.
- Who is MciKibben’s intended audience (or audiences)? What statements or characteristics exist in the blog post or blog that suggest this audience?
- In what ways do you find McKibben’s argument to be compelling (or not)?