Carolyn Kormann

Carolyn Kormann has been a contributor to the The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2018, covering energy, the environment, and climate change.

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The United Nations recently warned that climate disasters—such as the freak storm in late June that buried Guadalajara, Mexico, in hail—are happening at the rate of one per week. (Photo: Ulises Ruiz / AFP / Getty) Views
Friday, July 12, 2019
The Case for Declaring a National Climate Emergency
On Tuesday, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Bernie Sanders announced their proposal for a resolution declaring a national climate emergency. The timing was appropriate. Ten years ago, President Obama travelled to Denmark to pledge to the world that by 2020, through the...
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