The Navajo Nation has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Indian Country. How will it cope? Read the story here, at Searchlight New Mexico.
It has always been known that the oil and gas industry only survives by way of debt financing. Fracking is capital intensive, and very few companies involved ever actually even turn a profit in excess of the cost of capital. Instead, they have always operated by dependency on cheap money from Wall Street banks to
The climate news was not good this year—all the more reason to fight with renewed vigor in the next. Read the full story at The Nation here.
PEN/E.O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD For a book that exemplifies literary excellence on the subject of the physical or biological sciences and communicates complex scientific concepts to a lay audience.
The End of Ice makes The Smithsonian’s Top Ten Science Books of 2019.
Read the full essay for TomDispatch.com of my recent trip to Alaska here.
Scientists’ direst climate predictions have often turned out to be underestimations. Read the full dispatch here.
The country of Iceland has held a funeral for its first glacier lost to the climate crisis. The once massive Okjokull glacier, now completely gone, has been commemorated with a plaque that reads: “A letter to the future. Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as a glacier. In the next 200 years all our
Jair Bolsonaro has worked at breakneck speed to eliminate environmental regulations. Read the story here.
Global capitalism demands we pretend all is well, while climate and political realities already reveal the end game we are living in. The U.S. government, along with many others in the western world, has lurched into overt authoritarianism, while climate chaos accelerates at a breakneck pace. How do we live in both worlds? In this