Who or What is the Production Team?

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Bad Subjects is a collective, organized somewhat differently than other magazines.

What or who is the Production Team?

Bad Subjects is a collective, organized somewhat differently than other magazines because of the shared labor and noncommercial status. Because we cannot pay our authors, editors, or production staff for their labor, we have chosen to organize our magazine somewhat differently than the alienating hierarchy common in the publishing industry. Our editors are called the Production Team (PT). Each issue is edited by two or three "issue editors" from the PT. The editorial work of preparing articles for publication is shared by the issue editors. Issue editors make decisions about which submissions will be included in any issue, though they may ask for advice from the Production Team as a whole. The Team currently includes:

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Bad Subjects #89: Mass Extinction

November 30 to December 11, nations of the world will gather in Paris at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Global leaders from Pope Francis I and President Barack Obama, to California Governor Jerry Brown, have been outspoken on the need for radical and mandatory reductions in CO2 emissions to curb human-caused global warming "before it's too late!"

The elephant in the room is the looming specter of mass extinction. Mass Extinction is the ultimate “bummer” topic and truly a bad, bad subject. Is mass extinction Armageddon, the triumph of evil on Earth? Is it the opportunity for the resurrected few to enjoy eternal afterlife in Heaven? Are global warming deniers the hired lackeys of neo-capitalism, Cartesian skeptics, eternal optimists, or is the whole thing just an avoidance issue? How vulnerable is the human species to being wiped out with the herd? What's our best survival strategy? Other topics also considered.

Please become familiar with the publication’s style for intelligent readers (no footnotes, please) and submit articles as .rtf or .doc files, with “Bad Subjects 89” in Subject line, by December 31, 2015 to co-editors Thomas Powell and Molly Hankwitz, at submissions.badsubjects@gmail.com. Please include a 100 word biography, usable email address, and any images you want included (roughly 3" x 5", web resolution JPEGs, GIFs or PNGs), with source credits. Original artwork submissions related to the topic welcome as well.

Graphic above: © Lincoln Cushing 2015.

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