James Geppner

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Socially Constructed Silence

1) A tacit agreement not to talk about a particular subject.<p>2) A way to avoid a topic or make denial a social norm.<p>3) A way to make the repression of …

Environmental Whistleblower

1) A person who sees his or her duties and obligations to the biosphere, all currently living things, and all things and people that will live in the …

Bloomberg Carbon Clock: Measuring Carbon Dioxide that Causes Global Warming

Methodology<p>What the Clock Shows<p>Fossil-fuel burning and deforestation are the main drivers of global warming. The CO2 they give off makes up more than …

Person

1) A member of the only species that produces waste.<p>2) An animal that often thinks of itself as apart from the rest of the living world and superior …

The Public Trust Doctrine

The public trust doctrine is the principle (which began with the Roman Empire and later become common law in the England and the United States) that …

Zero Carbon Energy Certification Label

A label on a product that certifies that no carbon-based fuel (oil, gas, coal) was used to manufacture the product. This label allows people, when …

Soda

Soda is the product of industrial-scale corn monocultures which rely on pesticides and herbicides and that destroy habits and food sources for a …

WHY A NEW LANGUAGE IS NECESSARY

We define a word according to our relationship to that thing and its utility to us. We don’t define it by the relationship of that thing to the …

Chef

1) A person who, by shaping people’s tastes and establishing a demand for certain foods, protects ecosystems and supports ecologically friendly …

Light Switch

1) A device that sends a signal to a coal plant to burn more coal or natural gas.<p>2) The end point in a vast network built around the burning of …