Views for 2012-10-29

Monday, October 29, 2012
Elizabeth Kolbert
Watching Sandy, Ignoring Climate Change
A couple of weeks ago, Munich Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurance firms, issued a study titled “Severe Weather in North America.” According to the press release that accompanied the report, “...
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Sarah Anderson, Scott Klinger
10 Filthy-Rich, Tax-Dodging Hypocrites Pushing Disastrous Austerity on America
Brace yourself for one of the most aggressive corporate lobbying campaigns of all time. And one of the most hypocritical.
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Michael T. Klare
Romney's Extremist Energy Plan and the Systematic Plundering of America
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Phyllis Bennis
Why Elections Matter—and Why We're Still Arguing About It
It’s practically the eve of the election—and I’m still kind of stunned to hear from people who don’t plan to vote, who think voting doesn’t matter. A young writer, 21 years old, wrote to me the other...
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Paul Krugman
Romney-Ryan and the Slashing of Medicaid
There’s a lot we don’t know about what Mitt Romney would do if he won.
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Jamie Henn
Ahead of Sandy, New Yorkers say 'End Climate Silence'
A big crowd of volunteers joined 350.org in Times Square on Sunday to unfurl a giant parachute with the message “End Climate Silence” and an image of a hurricane.
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Gar Smith
Frankenstorms and the Fukushima Factor
As Hurricane Sandy barreled towards the Northeastern US, 60 million coastal and inland residents suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of climate change.
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Naomi Klein
Geoengineering: Testing the Waters
For almost 20 years, I’ve been spending time on a craggy stretch of British Columbia’s shoreline called the Sunshine Coast. This summer, I had an experience that reminded me why I love this place,...
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Bill McKibben
Why ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Just Right for Hurricane Sandy
Watching Sandy on her careening path toward the Eastern Seaboard scares me more than it would have 15 months ago. That’s because my home state took the brunt of Irene, last year’s “sprawling,” “surly...
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Rebecca Solnit
Naming Our Storms: On Climate and Clarity
In ancient China, the arrival of a new dynasty was accompanied by “the rectification of names,” a ceremony in which the sloppiness and erosion of meaning that had taken place under the previous...
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