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    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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  1. It’s sad to see such an extremely simplistic, biased, hateful viewpoint coming from a BU professor. Unfortunately this attitude is becoming more and more prevalent these days–this mocking of people with ideas outside of a predefined narrative, and thus the canceling of any critical discussion. Exactly the opposite of what we should expect on a college campus.

    – “fossil fuel apologists” Shall we label the professor as is a “wind energy apologist?”
    – “Texas has a strong independent streak and loathes federal intervention (although it certainly benefits from many federal services).” Snarky, simplistic depiction of 29 million individual Americans.
    – “Of course, none of the policies in the Green New Deal actually exist in Texas, but I probably should not be dragging facts into the discussion.” More snark.

    Wind energy is not the be-all and end-all, and has many downsides, as well–environmental and other. There are pros and cons with everything. How about there’s room for all types of energy production, and each situation should be undertaken on its own merits?

    I encourage the professor to open his mind to all energy possibilities and to the pros and cons of each. And most importantly, please help your students learn to be critical thinkers, not just objects of indoctrination.

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