“You have a sense that this is not a meaningful process—that it is simply a dog-and-pony show set up to create the impression of a meaningful debate,” said R.L. Miller, chair of the California Democratic Party’s environmental caucus and president of the Climate Hawks Vote PAC , which endorsed Sanders. “The Sanders people are really angry.”
Two days after the drafting meeting in St. Louis ended, McKibben’s frustration found outlet in an article for Politico Magazine. He claimed Clinton supporters were systematically “obstructing change.” Even though they recognized the severity of climate change, they were doing nothing proactive to halt it.
We are at a stage in human history where we can say with confidence that there are better and more effective alternatives to war and violence. Despite a perception of overwhelming violence, which is true in parts of the world, humans have also figured out alternatives. Building peace in theory and practice is becoming increasingly professionalized. Peace Science, as one of the founding fathers of the field Johan Galtung states, is the research and theory guiding peace workers to produce a more enduring and positive peace.