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Hanganh Vo: COP27 | Progress or Performance?

COP27 was sponsored by Coca-Cola, the world’s leading polluter of plastics. Unilever, Microsoft, ExxonMobil, Endesa, and a host of coal companies are past sponsors.

November 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Jake Johnson: ‘Deeply Depressing’ Study Shows Planet-Warming Emissions Continue to Rise

Scientists with the Global Carbon Project estimate that total CO2 emissions will reach 40.6 billion tonnes this year—driven by rising pollution from fossil fuels—and will likely continue to rise in 2023 without bold action from policymakers worldwide.

November 12, 2022 · Leave a comment

Zane McNeill: Why glue your head to a painting?

The recent climate actions targeting museums are themselves a form of participatory, socially-engaged art.

October 28, 2022 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: Living in a Sci-fi World

Honestly, if you had described this America to me more than half a century ago, I would have laughed in your face.

August 31, 2022 · Leave a comment

Vox Populi: OMG! An Interview with Michael Simms about his Debut Novel ‘Bicycles of the Gods’

Who wouldn’t love a story about badass vigilante nuns and the end of the world?

August 16, 2022 · 9 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: The Decline and Fall of Everything (Including Me)

I find myself experiencing three versions of that ultimate story: that of my own fall; that of my country; and that of an increasingly overheating planet as a habitable place for us all.

August 15, 2022 · 3 Comments

Julia Conley: NASA Images of Shrinking Lake Mead Offer ‘Stark Illustration’ of Climate Crisis

“This is not a drought, this is aridification,” said one water law expert. “This is the new world we live in.”

July 26, 2022 · 2 Comments

Jake Johnson: Climate Crisis Pushes Migratory Monarch Butterflies Onto Endangered List

“Decisive action to tackle climate change and restore ecosystems” is badly needed to rescue the beloved subspecies, experts say.

July 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Indigenous Elders Predicted Climate Crisis. Will Native Voices Finally Be Heard?

Indigenous communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change, yet they still struggle to be heard by governments around the world. Their spiritual teachings might help civilization to change course and prevent disaster.

July 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Mike Vargo: Delusions

I cannot help imagining René Descartes as a comedian. The surviving portraits show a polymath with a prominent nose and a sly smirk, as if to say “Heard this one?” … Continue reading

July 1, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

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

Video: Fire Season

As wildfires ravage California, bystanders record nature’s wrath.

April 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

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