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Dr. Bob Brinkmann – “Orange is the New Black” vs “Star Trek” on Climate Change

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In his blog for Huffington Post, Dr. Brinkmann, director of Hofstra’s Sustainability Studies program, likens the divide over climate change to roles actress Kate Mulgrew has played on Star Trek Voyager and Orange is the New Black. 

In the former as Captain Katherine Janeway, she tackled problems with a trust in science and technology. In her current role as Galina Reznikoz in OITNB she is distrustful of those in charge and fiercely defensive of the status quo, which supports her power base and economic interests.

Dr. Brinkmann explains there are versions of both these personalities in both political parties, keeping the debate over climate change heated.

 

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