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July-August 2011

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Climate Change: A Disinformation Campaign

The January/February 2011 issue of Environment was upbeat with its presentation of collaborative place-based environmental work being done on the Mexican-American border of the Sonoran desert (Laird-Benner and Ingram), the sorts of advances that would be possible with partnerships between institutions of higher education and their neighborhoods through Urban Sustainability Extension Services (USES) (Molnar et al.), and a policy option proposed for reducing carbon emissions and inspiring people through personal carbon trading (PCT) (Parag and Strickland). These are all good, energizing examples that Alan H. McGowan (January/February 2011) rightly celebrates in his accompanying editorial “Building on the Good News.” Constructive ideas like these are wonderful to read for those of us who have been in the “trenches” of environmental education for a long while, and a great resource to direct our students to when they ask what they can do to move our society toward sustainability.

Steven A. Kolmes holds the Rev. John Molter, C.S.C., Chair in Science in the Environmental Science Department at the University of Portland, Oregon.

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