All Articles on Climate

Flooding in the author's neighborhood, Houston, September, 2019. Views
Lessons from Hurricane Harvey, for a Still-Flooded Houston
As Imelda’s floodwaters drain from my hometown, I observe a discourse around Harvey’s two- year anniversary constrained by a presumed opposition between the needs of humanity and the forces of nature—as though the two were in mortal combat.
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Free Speech: Use It or Lose It
Photos from Freeway Bloggers Awash in what Charlie Pierce calls our national, sputtering, demonic "John Le Carré novel starring the Marx Brothers" - now at its "smoking arsenal" stage - it's comforting to remember the resisters out there. Since the Bush era, tireless Freeway Bloggers largely in...
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Over the course of three years, this administration has been chiseling away at our government’s advisory network. (Photo: Matthew Roth/flickr/cc) Views
Science Advice Shouldn’t Be at the Whim of a President and His Appointees
This executive order was just another example of this administration seeking to cut science and information out of the government and decisionmaking process.
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2017 March for Science News
'We Are at a Crisis Point' Warns New Report Exposing 'Science Under Siege' From the Trump Administration
"Scientific research by the federal government has led to safer road and air travel, life-saving drugs, and so much more. We must protect its independence and integrity."
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School strike for climate in Melbourne (Photo: Julian Meehan via Flickr) Views
The New Age of Protest
People are hitting the streets to protest government inaction, repression, and corruption. Does that mean democracy is in trouble or stronger than ever?
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After all, the future doesn’t belong to him or to me. It belongs to my kids and your kids and all the generations to follow. (Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images) Views
Protecting the Children on a Trumpian Planet
Trumping the future would mean no future at all for my three kids
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'Stunning Rebuke to Predatory Wall Street Megabanks' as California Gov. Signs Law Allowing Creation of Public Banks
"The people of California just went up against the most powerful corporate lobby in the country—and won."
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School children shout slogans during a strike and protest by students highlighting inadequate progress to address climate change in Sydney on March 15, 2019. Around the world, during a week of rolling and coordinated strikes and marches, more than 7 millions people demanded bold action to address the planetary emergency. (Photo:  Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Youth Climate Strikers Have Accused World Leaders Like Me of Failure. They Are Right
Around the world an unstoppable movement takes hold
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Democratic presidential candidates participate in the third Democratic Presidential Debate in Houston, Texas on September 12. Each candidate has put forth a plan for addressing the climate crisis, but success will require the interplay of skilled and principled politicians and an active citizenry working together.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Views
'No Winners on a Dead Earth': Why We Need a Climate Leader in 2020
The climate crisis is our common cause, and we’ll need to elect a president that is willing to take it on.
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The Fight to Stop the Climate Crisis is Local
Everywhere the global #ClimateStrike movement exists, the fight to protect ourselves from fossil fuel extraction and climate injustice is personal and lives at home in our communities.
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