Tag Archives: Self Inflicted Genocide

Impact Assessment: Self-Inflicted Genocide and the Toronto Principle

In the beginning of November I got an email from a student at the University of Pennsylvania that said the following: My name is Richard Ling, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and member of the Fossil Free Penn … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day: Climate Change Fork Turns 4!

Today is Earth Day, which means that it’s been 4 years since I started this blog! Not only that, but it’s my wife’s birthday and Passover too – a triple celebration. You can check out my first post, where I … Continue reading

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The Holocaust, Nuclear Winter, and the Cuban Embargo

I am starting to write this blog on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Wednesday, January 27th. Today marks 71 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. The end of the week will also mean the beginning of a new semester and back … Continue reading

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COP21- Anticipations

The COP21 meeting is over, as is my student’s final exam, 60% of which depended on an evaluation of the conference. What’s next for my students and the world at large? My class material for next semester will answer the … Continue reading

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Paris: COP21-Decisions and Issues

I am starting to write this blog on Thursday, December 3, four days after the opening of COP21 in Paris, which will conclude on December 11. Expectations are very high for this conference to finally decide upon a global response … Continue reading

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Assessment: Fall 2014

In my July 8, 2014 blog, I promised to check in with four self-assessment reports throughout the year, at the following times: The commemorations of the American and French Revolutions (first two weeks of July) The Jewish religion’s holy day, … Continue reading

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A Return to “Self Inflicted Genocides” – this Time in the Present.

About two weeks ago, I was asked to write a blog about the ongoing climate change meeting that was taking place at the time in Poland (COP 19). I was born in Poland and speak the language, and my blog … Continue reading

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Syria and the Meaning of “Self”

Before the Jewish New Year, I got the following message from a friend: On Rosh Hashanah, it is written… On Yom Kippur, it is sealed. May it be written and may it be sealed that you and all your loved ones have … Continue reading

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TV Interview

I am excited to announce that I recently gave an interview with Pleasantville Community Television, where I talked with Martin Wilbur about my book, Climate Change: The Fork at the End of Now, as well as the science and skeptics … Continue reading

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Where is our Tipping Point?

The spring semester is about to start. I am preparing to teach a new course on Physics & Society. I was chatting about the new course with a friend – a distinguished physicist. His comment was – don’t “forget” to … Continue reading

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