Annals of a Warming Planet
The Shift to Renewable Energy Can Give More Power to the People
We shouldn’t give up on the idea of democratizing energy ownership as much as possible.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 3, 2021
On Climate, Wall Street Out-Orwells Orwell
BlackRock’s C.E.O. says divestment from fossil-fuel stocks would be “greenwashing.”
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 24, 2021
The Enormous Risk of Atmospheric Hacking
Solar geoengineering is the ultimate, break-the-glass response to the climate crisis—and one we should back away from for now.
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 17, 2021
Build Nothing New That Ultimately Leads to a Flame
If “Stop burning fossil fuels” is the first principle of fighting the climate crisis, let this be the second.
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 10, 2021
On Climate, Biden’s Administration Needs to Combat Zombie Trumpism Quickly
And Montana’s Yaak Valley is a good place to start.
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 3, 2021
Can Green Energy Power the Cannabis Boom?
We’ve found a huge new electricity hog in indoor industrial production of the crop.
By Bill McKibbenJanuary 27, 2021
To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things
Wood produces large amounts of carbon for each unit of energy it produces, and forests take decades to regrow and absorb that carbon—decades we don’t have.
By Bill McKibbenJanuary 22, 2021
Amy Coney Barrett Should Recuse Herself from Big Oil’s Supreme Court Case
The Justice’s father, who was an attorney for Shell for decades, could have direct knowledge of how the company managed climate threats.
By Bill McKibbenJanuary 13, 2021
Our Best Chance to Slow Global Warming Comes in the Next Nine Years
We are precisely halfway through the six-decade cycle that could delineate the crucial years of the climate crisis.
By Bill McKibbenJanuary 7, 2021
Can Wall Street’s Heaviest Hitter Step Up to the Plate on Climate Change?
More significant than BlackRock executives’s pledges is the firm’s continued inclusion of fossil-fuel companies in its index funds.
By Bill McKibbenDecember 23, 2020
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