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Derrick Z. Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson is a 2018 winner from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, a 10-time winner from the National Association of Black Journalists and a Pulitzer Prize finalist and co-author of Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved Seabird Back to Egg Rock (2015).

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The Climate Crisis Is Clawing Back Progress We Made to Save the Puffins

As other climate war zones smolder with wildfire embers, are strewn with flattened homes, or marked by bleached coral, the signature of conflict on a seabird island in the Gulf of Maine is a maddening quietude.

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Racist Travel Bans on African Nations Puts Political Blackface on Omicron Variant

The saddest part is that the Biden administration, despite its many positive moves to restore respect to scientific rigor, followed fear more than science in its first major action in response to the Omicron variant.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


Rich Nations' COP26 Failures Are Modern Colonialism at Its Worst

Every day that goes by in which wealthy nations fail to hold themselves accountable for achieving net zero reductions is a declaration that they don't care if developing nations drown or dry up.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


'Code Red' for Climate Means Reducing US Oil and Gas Production Now

Code red for humanity has to translate into a red light on fossil fuels.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


Companies Must Disclose—and Face—Mounting Climate Risks

The United States is hurtling toward a half-trillion dollars' worth of annual economic losses in a do-nothing scenario on emissions.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


Ignoring Climate Goals, Biden Administration Greenlights Oil Drilling in Alaska

You cannot approve massive oil drilling projects if you want to swiftly reach net-zero emissions.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


When It Comes to Protecting America's Rivers and Streams, There's No Room for Compromise on Science

Michael Regan, President Biden's EPA administrator, must prioritize science and water quality over the demands of big industry.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·


Structural Racism Continues to Beset Pandemic Response

All across the nation, online signups for shots have been far easier for white-collar families with fast computers and high-speed Internet.

Derrick Z. Jackson ·

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