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William deBuys: New Mexico’s Megafires Mark a Turning Point

We have entered the Pyrocene, the Epoch of Fire.

July 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

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

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

Shuang-Ye Wu: Colorado fires cap a year of climate disasters in 2021, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry

Alongside a lingering global pandemic, the year 2021 was filled with climate disasters, some so intense they surprised even the scientists who study them.

January 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

David Orr: Letting the World Burn | The Question of Governance

The primary cause of the worsening situation is not the combustion of fossil fuels, but the massive political dereliction that has allowed the bonfire to go on after we knew that it posed a potentially lethal threat to humankind.

September 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

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