Emily E. Schlickman, et al: A case for retreat in the age of fire as wildfires threaten homes in the West
As fire risk rises, is it time to consider managed retreat?
Jane Braxton Little: A Tour Guide to Hell on Earth, Small Town-Style
Climate Change, Up Close and Personal
George Monbiot: Miracle of Reduction
To avert environmental disaster, we need sudden and drastic change. Impossible? No, it has been done before.
Tom Engelhardt: Our Not-So-Slow-Motion Apocalypse
A heating planet is a danger, not in some distant time, but right now — yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
C.J. Polychroniou: Climate Crisis Must Be Treated Like Outbreak of a World War
If we convince ourselves that combatting the climate crisis is equivalent to fighting a world war, we do have a realistic chance of rescuing planet Earth.
Greg Thielen: As the World Burns
At this very moment, as my pen inks this page, the entire Western United States is scorching. Death Valley recorded a high of 140 Fahrenheit.
Tom Engelhardt: Living on a Sci-Fi Planet
Who could have imagined that humanity would inherit the kinds of apocalyptic powers previously left to the gods or that, when we finally noticed them, we would prove eerily unable to respond?
Daniel Johnson, Raquel Partelli Feltrin: Trees are dying of thirst in the Western drought – here’s what’s going on inside their veins
Like humans, trees need water to survive on hot, dry days, and they can survive for only short times under extreme heat and dry conditions.
Video: Ode to Desolation
Jim Henterly mans the historic fire tower on Desolation Peak, where he safeguards not only the surrounding national park lands, but the proud and passionate history of his profession.
Molly Fisk: Summer Lightning
In the morning while it’s still cool we hose down the yard, watch a red sun crest the ridge, haloed in wildfire smoke that drifted 200 miles and stalled … Continue reading
Wenonah Hauter: Climate Change Unleashes “Fire and Fury” on the United States
At some point, our policymakers need to understand that these are not simply natural disasters. Their strength, severity and human toll are intensified by our addiction to fossil fuels. Weeks … Continue reading