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 Derrick Jensen is an author, teacher, activist, and small farmer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including A Language Older Than Words, The Culture of Make Believe, and Endgame. He was named “the Poet Philosopher of the Ecological Movement” by Democracy Now! and one of Utne Reader’s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.” He is the co-author of the new book Bright Green Lies: How the Environmental Movement Lost Its Way and What We Can Do About It.  He lives in  Northern California

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James Howard Kunstler is the author of many books including (non-fiction) The Geography of Nowhere, The City in Mind: Notes on the Urban Condition, Home from Nowhere, The Long Emergency and the four-book series of World Made By Hand novels, set in a post economic crash American future. His most recent book is Living in the Long Emergency; Global Crisis, the Failure of the Futurists, and the Early Adapters Who Are Showing Us the Way Forward. Jim lives on a homestead in Washington County, New. York, where he tends his garden and communes with his chickens.

4 Responses to “KunstlerCast 341 — Yakking with Derrick Jensen about “Bright Green Lies”” Subscribe

  1. MaryV February 24, 2021 at 8:11 pm #

    This is a terrific interview. I have followed Derrick on Facebook and he’s amazing.

    Thank you for the clarification of the ridiculous claims of the sustainability tecnofascists, when they definitely know better.

    And we are addicted to our lifestyle. I’m ready to trade up for one that takes more labor but is more satisfying, and more one with nature.

  2. EnterpriseSpaceship February 25, 2021 at 11:17 pm #

    There never was and will never be something like positive EROEI.

    If humans were able to expend one unit of energy and extract 100, 14 or 2, as the story goes, why the steam engine has been invented, in the first place?

    Inventing it is a demonstration that humans burn colossal amount of energy to get one more unit of energy.

    This is what the Environmental Movement has missed out all along – since Huxley, Orwell and earlier, where both have failed to identify from where the energy will come to make all Huxley’s test tubes, and Orwell’s relentless, never going-away Control!

    Is it the only Environmental Movement that has missed and missing out on the root issue?

    No, Sadi Carnot, seeding for the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics back in 1824, failing to correlate the sum useful energy his heat engine will ever produce to the total energy put into constructing it.

    Economics, Science have loved this feel-good, short-sighting and the Environmental Movement is no exception.

    Wailing.

  3. edwinmassie February 26, 2021 at 7:59 am #

    Jackson Browne summed this all up pretty succinctly in “Before the Deluge” .

  4. thirdcoastlegend February 26, 2021 at 2:25 pm #

    The anecdote about the Marxist was hilarious!

    “You’ve gone from purely voluntary exchanges to genocide in less than a minute so you can have a bus.”

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