Not looking so tough against the climate crisis (Update #2)


  1. Originally published, February 25, 2021, 11:15 pm.
  2. February 26, 2021, 10:48 am:
    • It had taken much too long to write yesterday’s blog post entitled, “‘Us’ versus ‘them,’” and I needed to get out the door. This morning I made some modest revisions, including adding a footnote. This didn’t quite seem to merit marking as an update to the post so I instead changed the publication date, which changes the URL. I have revised it here.

There is a new blog post entitled, “‘Us’ versus ‘them.’” Something that’s worth noting here is that I had previously embraced the view of a number of authors that prehistoric humans had lived more in harmony with their environment and with each other than we do today.[1] I’m backing off from that some.[2]


Kyoto University, “Chimpanzees unite against a common enemy,”, February 24, 2021,

Climate crisis

Chris Mooney and Andrew Freedman, “Scientists see stronger evidence of slowing Atlantic Ocean circulation, an ‘Achilles’ heel’ of the climate,” Washington Post, February 25, 2021,

War crimes

  1. [1]John H. Bodley, Victims of Progress, 5th ed. (Lanham, MD, Altamira, 2008); William J. Burroughs, Climate Change in Prehistory (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University, 2008); Riane Eisler, The Chalice and the Blade (New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1995); Max Oelschlaeger, The Idea of Wilderness (New Haven, CT: Yale University, 1991).
  2. [2]David Benfell, “‘Us’ versus ‘them,’” Not Housebroken, February 26, 2021,

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