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Artist Maya Lin remembers what is missing

Maya Lin is hopeful about the future, probably more so than most humans are. Her flat delivery of statistics at her lecture on environmental issues at the David Brower Center on Monday wasn’t intended to depress us into throwing up our arms and asking why we even try. Instead, her
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The left is wrong

The Democratic Party has tragically gone insane, and it now promotes policies based on falsehood and the neurotic political correctness of national suicide. Democrats have no interest in protecting the security and affordability of the human food supply, no interest in protecting our own borders from invasion, no interest in
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Gas stickers are not enough

On Thursday, the city of Berkeley’s Community Environmental Advisory Commission voted to move forward with a mandate for labels on gas pumps explaining that fuel usage produces greenhouse gas emissions and contributes to climate change. A letter from the president of the petroleum association was immediately presented, claiming that such
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Establish carbon tax on fossil fuels

Sophie Mattson wrote about a Berkeley proposal to require climate change warning labels on gas pumps. It reminded me of a 1983 New York City law requiring establishments selling alcohol to post signs warning pregnant women that drinking alcohol while pregnant can cause birth defects. Alcohol industries worried the signs
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Viewing the glass as half full

UNIVERSITY ISSUES: The UC system's commitment to water conservation is a welcome sign in a world of inaction on environmental issues.

News on the environmental front is not good. According to a leaked draft of a U.N. environmental report, the world’s efforts to mitigate disastrous climate change have been insufficient. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. panel that provides comprehensive assessments of information about climate change, found countries’ delay
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UC’s investments in fossil fuels are hurting the planet

Today, UC Berkeley and most institutions are financially invested in destroying our future. This may sound a little bit surprising to some — even unfounded. Let me explain. When it comes to climate change, the scientific community has presented a clear, unambiguous message: Human burning of fossil fuels — coal,
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