Scientific American — Red State America Acts on Climate Change But Calls It Other Names

Dennis Sanders

Dennis is the pastor of a small Protestant congregation outside St. Paul, MN and also a part-time communications consultant. A native of Michigan, you can check out his writings over on Medium and subscribe to his Substack newsletter on religion and politics called Polite Company.  Dennis lives in Minneapolis with his husband Daniel.

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7 Responses

  1. Oscar Gordan says:

    In other words, branding & messaging matters.Report

    • Stillwater in reply to Oscar Gordan says:

      Or: “staying ahead of the alternative-fact-based national politics curve matters.”

      Or: “branding and messaging is what got us into this problem to begin with!”

      Or: …. πŸ™‚Report

  2. Kim says:

    Yawn. We aren’t doing anything effective to stop climate change.
    Enjoy the upcoming shitstorm. And the drowning of entire nations (which we’ve already built walls around, because humans are So Nice).Report

    • DensityDuck in reply to Kim says:

      I’m sorry, I won’t be around to watch because I died along with the rest of terrestrial life when the Deepwater Horizon blowout depressurized the methane clathrates in the seabed and turned the atmosphere into a giant fart.

      Or wait, I died when the Yellowstone caldera cracked open and covered all of North America with magma in a couple of hours.

      Or did I die when antibiotic-resistant bacteria spread across the planet?

      Or maybe it was back when population pressures spurred resource competition that escalated into strategic nuclear exchanges.Report

  3. Damon says:

    That article makes reference to local folks doing local things to conserve energy, etc. As it has always been.

    In AZ, you see a lot of places adding solar panels-houses, covered car parks, etc. This is where the changes happen, not some federal mandate.Report