Derrick Z. Jackson: Election day is nearing, but there’s no end in sight to Trump’s attacks on science
Will the American electorate end up asking for an encore performance of this full-throated rejection of scientific evidence?
This was not the burning of witches or heretics
but the burning of a continent
A year through the distant eyes of meteorological satellite Himawari-8 – a hypnotic stream of Earth’s beauty, fragility and disasters.
can you tell me the colors
sweeping the sky this evening,
can you tell me exactly the volcanic-ash
effects, the drought and dust effects,
the shift of light along the spectrum
A prelude to what can be expected in the future was provided by the events of August and September 2017, when the military was called upon to provide disaster relief in the wake of three particularly powerful hurricanes — Harvey, Irma, and Maria — at the very moment California and the state of Washington were being ravaged by powerful wildfires.
We’re on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.