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Danielle Renwick: Central Park’s Climate Lab Is a Window Into the Future of Urban Green Spaces

Parks are an important climate solution—but warmer temperatures and storms put them at risk. When Hurricane Ida dumped more than 3 inches of rain on Central Park in a single … Continue reading

June 14, 2022 · Leave a comment

Danielle DeTiberus: Selection Pressures

Only a man, 
standing in line at Lowe’s, red leaf blower and blue 
electrical tape in his cart. Unlike the lizard, 
we can imagine his dreams.

May 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

Cody Petterson: Requiem for the Trees

My responsibility now is to my children–to all our children–and the world that will remain to them. To rescue as much as we can from that global conflagration, from the catastrophes of famine, and flood, and fire, and conflict, and exodus, and extinctions that await.

April 22, 2022 · 3 Comments

Jayati Ghosh, Debamanyu Das: The Outrageous—and Largely Hidden—$5.9 Trillion Annual Subsidy to the Fossil Fuel Industry That Is Killing Us

Western governments have been heavily subsidizing their own fossil-fuel industries even as they exhort much poorer countries to do more to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions.

April 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Bill McKibben: Putin’s Aggression Shows Why Defeating Autocracy Is Key to Combating Climate Crisis

Climate activists have arguably been a little too focused on politics as a source of change, and paid not quite enough attention to the other power center in our civilization: money. Efforts to punish Russia economically for its attack on Ukraine may hold valuable lessons.

April 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Julia Conley: ‘Climate Revolution’ | Scientists Launch Global Civil Disobedience Campaign

“Scientist Rebellion will be on the streets between April 4th and 9th, acting like our house is on fire,” said organizers. “Because it is.”

April 5, 2022 · 1 Comment

Andrea Mazzarino: The Costs of (Another) War

When We Could Be Fighting Climate Change

March 31, 2022 · 2 Comments

David Helvarg: ‘Blue Carbon’ Sinks: Can the Ocean Save the Planet?

This comes down to three solutions: expanding offshore wind and other renewable ocean energy systems, greening global ports and shipping, and expanding Blue Carbon.

March 30, 2022 · 1 Comment

Jane Braxton Little: Whiplashed

Hotter days and hotter nights have corkscrewed our weather patterns into spiraling extremes, leaving entire regions around the world jerked from the hottest temperatures they’ve known to the coldest, from devastating fires to disastrous floods. This is uncharted territory and, scientists say, an all-too-grim preview of the future we’re creating for ourselves.

March 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: Cold War II or World War III?

Given our world, we should all probably be in the streets now. I mean, here we are heading into Cold War II, while facing the possibility of World War III on a planet that, thanks to the way we live and produce energy, is heading for hell.

March 18, 2022 · 2 Comments

Rita D. Sherma: The Links Between Spirituality and Climate Change

Dr. Sherma explains the core ideas behind “green spirituality,” how religion and environmental protection are closely intertwined, and the role faith can play in restoring hope amid the drumbeat of discouraging environmental news.

March 17, 2022 · 1 Comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: A Big Climate Warning from One of the Gulf of Maine’s Smallest Marine Creatures

Often likened to a grain of rice, this “copepod”—or microscopic crustacean—is the keystone of the sub-polar food web that makes the Gulf of Maine one of Earth’s richest marine ecosystems.

February 18, 2022 · 4 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: No Climate Justice Without Voting Rights

In a 2020 Yale University and George Mason University poll, 69 percent of Latinos and 57 percent of Black respondents said they were “alarmed” about climate change. That compares to just 49 percent of White respondents.

February 11, 2022 · 3 Comments

Michael Simms: Nightjar

a nightjar flies over the ruined houses
carrying a soul, passing it
from one bird to the next,
never content with its song

January 29, 2022 · 10 Comments

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