Climate Justice

Should third-party voters vote in the Democratic primaries?

On February 3, the Iowa caucuses will mark the official start of the 2020 election. While there are technically candidates running against Trump in the Republican presidential primaries, the most contentious race of this primary season will surely be the 2020 Democratic presidential primaries.

A large number of Democratic presidential candidates have declared their candidacy to date. As of January 6, 2020, fourteen of these candidates are still in the race. Who will ultimately win the Democratic presidential nomination?

Of course, electoral politics isn’t the only way or best way to create social change. Grassroots organizing at the local and regional level empowers people to create change for themselves, inside and outside of existing systems, rather than waiting for politicians to create change from above. But most grassroots strategies for social change contain at least some electoral component, even if that only involves voting and contacting elected officials about issues rather than campaigning for particular candidates. Therefore, if we’re voting as part of a strategy to change our society for the better, it’s important to talk about who we’re voting for and why.

For months now, I’ve had a serious question on my mind about the Democratic presidential primaries. So far, I haven’t seen anyone else discuss it at length. Therefore, in an effort to clarify my own thoughts and spark meaningful discussion, I’ve decided to pose this question to my readers.

Should “progressive” third-party voters, and other “progressive” people who don’t usually vote for Democrats, vote in the Democratic presidential primaries?

Posted in Climate, Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, Green Party, Politics, Voting

Climate Warning Label

I’ve created a warning label that you can add to fossil fuel posts on social media. Comment on posts with this label plus any extra text you like. It would also make a good sticker, flyer, or poster to use

Posted in Climate, Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, Politics

Book Review: The Weight of Light

The Weight of Light: A Collection of Solar Futures is an innovative collection of short stories and essays that explore four different takes on what a solar-powered future will look like.

Posted in Book Reviews, Cli-Fi, Climate, Climate Fiction (Plot), Climate Fiction (Refugees), Climate Fiction (Setting), Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, Politics, Solar

Spring is Coming

Spring is coming.

Carbondale Spring is a visionary development proposal for the city of Carbondale, Illinois. This proposal serves as both a local response to the global climate crisis and as a solution to many other challenges and needs facing Carbondale on a local and regional level.

Posted in Carbondale Spring, Climate Justice, Environmental Justice, Global Warming, IL, Politics, Southern Illinois, Voting
My name is Treesong. I'm a father, author, talk radio host, and Real Life Superhero. I live in Carbondale, Southern Illinois. I write novels, short stories, and poetry, mostly about the climate.

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