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Climate Justice, Green Conservatives, and the Story the Airlines Don’t Want You to Hear

When aviation lobbyists wanted to expand London’s Heathrow airport, an unlikely coalition of neighbors, climate justice / direct action groups, and fiscal conservatives banded together to defeat the industry responsible for 11% of national greenhouse gases.

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Nanny State vs Daddy Market

(A shorter version of this piece appeared on Marketplace today)

Bigger isn’t always better. By 2030, half of Americans won’t just be overweight, but obese. By then, nearly a fifth of our healthcare dollars will be spent treating the diseases that come with being bigger. Our lifestyles, rich in fat, sugar and inactivity, are creating a debt that’ll become the planet’s most expensive public health issue.

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