NY Times Andrew Revkin On Sustainability (Plus His Great Guitar Performance!)

On Dot Earth for The New York Times, environmental journalist Andrew Revkin examines the efforts to balance human affairs with Earths limits, tracking relevant developments from suburbia to Siberia.

Looking at climate change, Revkin reflects, “Science just tells you the shape of the problem. It doesn’t tell you what to do.” This highlights the importance of conversation. “Conversation gets you somewhere.”

Green Diva Lynn & Host Green Diva Meg

Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at the Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies at Pace University, joins the Green Divas and myEARTH360 for a conversation about President Obama’s new carbon reduction plan, his experience on recent trips to China and the Vatican, the primal and profound need for energy and more.

Revkin has been working towards “moving†away from numerical goals for things like global warming to identifying traits in society and individuals that we can work on, actionably, measurably.”

In the process, one thing he has done as an individual looking at humanity’s love affair with fossil fuels, is written and performed music. As Revkin explains to the Green Divas before a musical performance in their studios, there’s a common root; journalism was often expressed through songóballads were news.

In the video above, check out his blend of journalism and song as he plays “Liberated Carbon” from his first CD, “A Very Fine Line.”

 

As the multifaceted Revkin points out, people can be very engaged in the problem of climate change but still come up with different solutions, based on their values and perceptions. True. So here’s to continuing the essential conversation, in all its many forms, and to increasing our environmental understanding.

Listen to episodes of The Green Divas Radio Show here.

Written by Nicole DAlessandro,†EcoWatch.

44 comments

Christine J.
Christine J.1 months ago

Anything that increases environmental understanding has got to be a step in the right direction.

Warren Webber
Warren Webber1 years ago

Live long and prosper!

Magdalena J.
Alice L.1 years ago

Thank you!

Val M.
Val M.2 years ago

Thanks!

Kath P.
Kath P.2 years ago

Love reading stories like this. TY

Janis K.
Janis K.2 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Aubrey
Heidi Aubrey2 years ago

“moving away from numerical goals for things like global warming to identifying traits in society and individuals that we can work on, actionably, measurably.”

"So here’s to continuing the essential conversation, in all its many forms, and to increasing our environmental understanding."

This is one of the most mature articles I have read on Care2.

The great thing about people is that everyone thinks differently. This makes for good, better and best for the moment, technology possible!

Alan Lambert
Alan Lambert2 years ago

Interesting

Ashley heffner
Ashley heffner2 years ago

Thanks for posting.

Ashley heffner
Ashley heffner2 years ago

Interesting.