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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

Julia Conley: Environmental Threats Rapidly Becoming ‘Single Greatest Challenge to Human Rights’ according to UN

“Governments’ failure to act on climate change in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence may well be the biggest intergenerational human rights violation in history.” —Agnès Callamard, Amnesty International

September 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Ramzy Baroud: Why the World Is Burning

Global warming is, in large part, the outcome of a destructive pattern instigated and sustained by capitalism. The latter can only survive through unhindered consumption, inequality, greed and, when necessary, war.

August 16, 2021 · 2 Comments

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.

August 13, 2021 · 1 Comment

Luke Montrose: There may be dangerous components in wildfire smoke

As dozens of large fires burn, a lot of people are wondering what’s in the air they’re breathing.

July 19, 2021 · 2 Comments

Andrew Revkin: Development and Disasters — A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather. The consequences of Houston’s … Continue reading

September 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

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