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Rachel Hadas: Smoke

Smoke from a massive fire was blowing across the river
into the city: lobbies of apartment buildings,
inner rooms of doctors’ offices.

January 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

George Monbiot: Losing It

Faced with the gathering collapse of the biosphere, and governments’ refusal to take the necessary action, how do we stop ourselves from falling apart?

January 12, 2022 · 7 Comments

The Vegan Kitchen: Derek Sarno | Wicked Stroganoff and other great recipes

Vegan chef Derek Sarno is on a mission to unleash the mighty power of plants, creating nutritious food from mushrooms and vegetables that’s full of texture and flavor — and good for the planet. (recipes included in this post)

January 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

Tom Engelhardt: My Year and Welcome to It

A year of illness, death, mourning, and ever-increasing political chaos on a striking, if not unparalleled, scale threatens the American system as we’ve known it. Meanwhile, a new kind of weather threatens the world as we’ve known it.

December 29, 2021 · 3 Comments

Jane Braxton Little: A Tour Guide to Hell on Earth, Small Town-Style

Climate Change, Up Close and Personal

December 16, 2021 · 3 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Climate Colonialism at COP26

The refusal of the United States and fellow rich nations to compensate developing countries for the devastation wrought by air pollution and climate change smacks of a kind of modern colonialism at its worst.

December 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Kenny Stancil: Majority of World’s Oil and Gas Workers Want to Seek Employment in Renewable Energy Industry

A study published earlier this year found that shifting from fossil fuels to renewables would add eight million jobs worldwide, boosting overall employment in the energy sector by more than 40% by 2050.

December 1, 2021 · 2 Comments

George Monbiot: Wealth Curse

Why do we tolerate the massive environmental impacts of the very rich?

November 15, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jeff Goodell: 10 Reasons to be Optimistic (Without Being Naive) About Climate Change

These are dark times, but hope is not lost nor foolish, and change has already begun.

November 12, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jianjun Yin: East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here’s why the ocean is pouring in more often

Since 1880, average global sea levels have risen by more than 8 inches (23 centimeters), and the rate has been accelerating with climate change.

November 8, 2021 · Leave a comment

Nick Engelfried: Why activism needs to be part of any meaningful climate education

‘Simply teaching kids about the science of the climate crisis, without giving them a way to engage, can do more harm than good, because it’s so disempowering and overwhelming.’

November 3, 2021 · 11 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: ‘Code Red’ for Climate Means Reducing US Oil and Gas Production Now

For all the obvious climate impacts, the United States does not yet seem disturbed enough to demonstrably disrupt our burning of fossil fuels.

October 13, 2021 · Leave a comment

George Monbiot: Level Down

The living world is being hit by everything at once: the only way to stop our full-spectrum assault on Earth systems is to reduce our economic activity.

October 6, 2021 · 2 Comments

Erin Eberle, Anna Lappe: Eating in the Age of Climate Crisis

A recent analysis on land use estimated that livestock production uses 83 percent of the world’s farmland, yet provides only 18 percent of the world’s total calories.

October 5, 2021 · 2 Comments

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