Annals of a Warming Planet
Trump Tries to Make It Hard for Anyone Else to Behave Ethically, Either
The Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia, has proposed new rules regarding socially responsible pension investing.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 5, 2020
How Hot Will the Future Feel?
In the twenty-first century, when survival depends on an ability to handle chaos, the damage that comes from rising temperatures will ultimately be less telling than our collective capacity to respond.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 29, 2020
What Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Really Signals
Élites are finally starting to coalesce around the need for change.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 22, 2020
Betting on Gas Is Definitely Immoral—and Probably Unwise
The Oracle of Omaha is betting on gas, but in recent days analysts reported that nearly half of all big projects to export liquefied natural gas worldwide are now in trouble.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 16, 2020
It’s Been an Awful Week for the Fossil-Fuel Industry
Recent court victories show the effects of years of persistence and passion from Native groups, scientists, farmers, ranchers, environmental organizations, activists, and many others.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 8, 2020
What Facebook and the Oil Industry Have in Common
Oil companies don’t become solar companies for the same reason that Facebook doesn’t rein in misinformation.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 1, 2020
A Disastrous Summer in the Arctic
Record heat is hastening the dissolution of Siberian permafrost, perennially frozen ground that, when thawed, unleashes greenhouse gases and dramatically destabilizes the land.
By Carolyn KormannJune 27, 2020
What Stands in the Way of Making the Climate a Priority
Inertia and vested interest are the main reasons our energy systems have been slow to change, even though rapid climate change represents the ultimate in imaginable violence, injustice, and chaos.
By Bill McKibbenJune 24, 2020
How Public Opinion Changes for the Better
There are signs that we’re reaching a paradigm shift, on racial and climate justice—both because of powerful organizing and events that demonstrate our reality more plainly all the time.
By Bill McKibbenJune 17, 2020
A Guy Named Craig May Soon Have Control Over a Large Swath of Utah
A long-standing law, known as the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, awards the oil-and-gas industry chunks of federal land through a process designed to move real estate out of public control as easily as possible.
By Bill McKibbenJune 13, 2020
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