Published on Truthout, 4 June 2018. A recent University of Alberta-led project, the 2018 State of the Mountains Report, has sounded the alarm bell of how the rapid loss of glacial coverage in Canada’s mountains is causing rivers to disappear. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 30 May 2018. In a region where hurricanes are historically rare, at least 13 people have died after a powerful cyclone made landfall in southern Oman, drenching one city with more than two years’ worth of rain in 24 hours. Experts warn that human-caused climate disruption will increase the frequency and intensity
Published on Truthout, 21 May 2018. The speed of planetary warming and all of its subsequent consequences continues to outpace previous worst-case scientific predictions. While some people are already exploring adaptation measures, such as towing Antarctic icebergs to Cape Town, South Africa, as a solution to an ongoing water crisis, the denialist movement in the
Published on Truthout, 14 May 2018. More than eight years after BP’s oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico began, untold numbers of Gulf Coast residents remain sick from the spill and the toxic chemicals used in the cleanup effort, and many of them have already died. However, the company is refusing to pay out
Published on Truthout, 7 May 2018. As the world becomes increasingly dystopian and dependent on technology, artist and printer Myrna Keliher reminds us to stop, pay attention to the shape of letters and words, be moved by poetry, and perhaps even to head for the hills. Read the full story on Truthout.
Interview on CounterSpin, 2 May 2018. CounterSpin interview with Dahr Jamail on Antarctic ice
Published on Truthout, 30 April 2018. With millions of civilians living in close proximity to military bases around the US, military aircraft accidents are a largely hidden but ever-looming threat. Warplanes, which are not regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration, regularly have mechanical malfunctions, and crashes are not uncommon. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 22 April 2018. April saw a flurry of climate events with temperature records being set across Asia as the Earth enters an era of “mega-fires.” Extreme weather events cost the US $3 billion in the first three months of this year. And in an extreme act of protest against fossil fuels, one
Published on Truthout, 16 April 2018. Inspired in part by the Swords to Plowshares movement, a small collective is transforming weapons into shovels to be used for ceremonial tree plantings at sites impacted by violence. The creators of the project hope that by turning tools that harm the world into ones that heal it, we
Published on Truthout, 5 April 2018. A new study shows dramatic changes in some major Antarctic glaciers as the ice is being melted from below by unusually warm ocean water. The rate of melting is far more rapid than previously thought and scientists now fear that their worst-case sea level rise projections may come true