Bittman: Let’s Reject the Inevitable

Bittman: Let’s Reject the Inevitable

By   |  Sep. 18, 2014

Mark Bittman’s opinion piece in today’s New York Times, “Let’s Reject the Inevitable,” hits the nail on the head.

He rails against the vacuum that is government, at a time when functioning government is urgently needed.

He cites Naomi Klein throughout, but I especially like this piece he quoted from her: “Climate change isn’t just a disaster. It’s also our best chance to demand and build a better world.”

In this, he brings together a clear-eyed view of impending catastrophe with the opportunity it offers for serious change. He’s not quite calling for an ecological civilization (or maybe he is!), but in any case I wouldn’t be surprised if that call comes next.

Members of the Pando writing team include Rich Binell, Alexi Caracotsios, Amy Goldberg, Rebecca Schmitt, and Eugene Shirley.

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