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How to Talk About Climate Change Across the Political Divide
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, has written a book that lays out strategies for discussing the climate crisis in a divided country.
By Eliza GriswoldSeptember 16, 2021
Under Review
Can We Find a New Way to Tell the Story of Climate Change?
An emerging genre of climate memoirs searches for narratives that will not only convince readers of the crisis at hand but galvanize them to do something about it.
By David S. WallaceSeptember 15, 2021
California Chronicles
Growing Uncertainty in the Central Valley
California produces much of America’s food—and now a drought and a pandemic have put the system on edge.
By Anna WienerSeptember 15, 2021
Daily Comment
Joe Biden’s Solar Plan and the Prescience of Jimmy Carter
The best time to plant a solar panel was forty years ago—but Biden is trying hard to make up for lost time.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 8, 2021
Daily Comment
In the Northeast, Hurricanes Now Look Very Different
That I could have ever found such a visitation of chaos invigorating is amazing to me.
By Ian FrazierSeptember 6, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
The Answer to Climate Change Is Organizing
Dealing with global warming is always going to be about the balance of power.
By Bill McKibbenSeptember 1, 2021
Elements
In an Increasingly Noisy Arctic, Will Narwhals Fall Silent?
The marine mammals have been observed to stop vocalizing, hunting, and feeding after hearing underwater blasts.
By Marguerite HollowayAugust 31, 2021
Daily Comment
After Hurricane Ida, How Much Longer Can New Orleans’s New Levees Hold?
The city may be better protected today than it was before Katrina, but with every day that passes the protection is waning.
By Elizabeth KolbertAugust 30, 2021
Daily Comment
Hurricane Ida Proves That We Need to Step Up the Political Fight on Climate Change
It’s past time to take the planet’s limits seriously.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 30, 2021
Politics and More Podcast
Kim Stanley Robinson on “Utopian” Science Fiction
July was, globally, the hottest month on record. The author of a novel on climate change tries to imagine how things could begin to turn around.
August 30, 2021
The New Yorker Radio Hour
Reading About Climate Change as the Summer Gets Hotter
Our guest host Vinson Cunningham looks at the joys of summer reading. Plus, Bill McKibben on a climate-change novel that tries to imagine how things might begin to turn around.
August 27, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Slow-Walking the Climate Crisis
“Greenwashing” is too kind a term; this is more like careful sabotage.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 25, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Are We Finally Ready to Tackle the Other Greenhouse Gas?
The smokestack of a ship might help us deal with spiking levels of methane.
By Bill McKibbenAugust 18, 2021
CommentAugust 23, 2021 Issue
The U.N.’s Terrifying Climate Report
Scientists predict hotter heat waves and worse flooding in the decades ahead, but the catastrophe is evident everywhere this summer.
By Elizabeth KolbertAugust 15, 2021
Politics and More Podcast
The “Unequivocal” Human Effect on the Climate
A new report underscores the severity of the climate emergency. But not all hope is lost.
August 12, 2021
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