From AHR, a special section on Naturecultures, including Gay Hawkins (UNSW): More-than-Human Politics; and Zoe Sofoulis (UWS): Social Construction for the Twenty-first Century: A Co-Evolutionary Makeover; and a special section on Writing in the Anthropocene, including Madronna Holden (OSU): Re-storying the World: Reviving the Language of Life; and Kate Rigby (Monash): Writing in the Anthropocene: Idle Chatter or Ecoprophetic Witness? White liberals champion green values partly as a substitute for religion, which has largely lost its grip on them. A review of The Rebirth of Environmentalism: Grassroots Activism from the Spotted Owl to the Polar Bear by Douglas Bevington (and a response). Counter to the laws of private property, jurisprudence based in the rights of Nature is possible. For all its complexity, the core of this problem is simple: What kind of a climate transition would be fair enough to actually work? The idea that growing human numbers will destroy the planet is nonsense, but over-consumption will (and more). From ALF, a special issue on climate change after Copenhagen. Johann Hari on how mainstream environmental groups sold out their principles, often in exchange for money from the worst polluters (and responses). Of all the wrongheaded ideas trumpeted by America's right, anti-environmentalism occupies a unique position — at once the most devoid of a rational or moral foundation and the most dangerous. The Chamber of Commerce's challenge to carbon regulations probably won't convince a court of law — the court of public opinion is another matter. A review of Why We Disagree about Climate Change: Understanding Controversy, Inaction and Opportunity by Mike Hulme. Science won't tell us what to do about climate change, but it can make the controversy worse.

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