Annals of a Warming Planet
Will the Coronavirus Kill the Oil Industry?
As a result of the virus, we may well have already seen the peak demand for petroleum on planet Earth.
By Bill McKibbenApril 9, 2020
“Working Together Is What Humans Are Built to Do”: Social Trust Is Key to Stemming the Coronavirus Crisis
A recent U.N. report said that nations “with higher levels of social trust and connections are more resilient in the face of natural disasters and economic crises.”
By Bill McKibbenApril 2, 2020
The Nature of Crisis
The coronavirus’s lesson about time has been very hard-earned, and we dare not forget it. Our goal has got to be simply to keep the clock running, preserving the chance to pass the action to the next generation.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 26, 2020
Giving Up Carbon for Lent
Some Christians have made the commitment to limit their consumption in service of the Earth, rather than themselves.
By Eliza GriswoldMarch 23, 2020
If We’re Bailing Out Corporations, They Should Bail Out the Planet
As companies pursue government assistance to endure an economic slump prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have the power to make any bailout depend on promises to meet the targets set in the Paris climate accord.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 20, 2020
The Coronavirus and the Climate Movement
One frustration of the pandemic is that it’s temporarily interrupting the movement-building that is necessary to beat the fossil-fuel industry.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 18, 2020
What Comes After Fossil Fuels?
The need for well remediation could provide ongoing work for precisely the workers who drilled them, allowing them an easier transition to the future.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 12, 2020
Rem Koolhaas’s Journey to the Countryside
In a new exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, the architect spotlights the potential of the countryside, where he believes the most radical changes and ideas are developing.
By Carolyn KormannMarch 9, 2020
What Can the Coronavirus Teach Us?
A certain kind of environmentalist has long hoped that we’ll learn to substitute human contact for endless consumption; maybe this is the kind of shock that might open a few eyes.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 5, 2020
Welcome to The Climate Crisis Newsletter
This the most thorough and complete crisis our species and our civilizations have ever faced, and there is no guarantee that we will survive intact. But the fight is under way.
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 27, 2020
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