Published on Truthout, 19 March 2018. As anthropogenic climate disruption and human development progress, rivers are drying up and water scarcity has become the new norm. This climate dispatch features author, poet, sculptor and installation artist Basia Irland, whose work and activism eloquently weave in the critical threads of conservation and education, along with her
Published on Truthout, 12 March 2018. From Gov. Jay Inslee down to dozens of state representatives, Truthout exposes Washington State’s deep ties to the Pentagon. Many veterans, researchers and former elected officials are concerned that this collusion is a direct subversion of democracy in their state. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 5 March 2018. Arctic sea ice levels are at record lows for this time of year, northern Greenland saw temperatures 63°F above average for February, and the Antarctic food chain is vanishing. While these off-the-chart climate disruptions have scientists aghast, Trump, who never lets facts stand in his way, is seeking massive
Published on Truthout 20 February 2018. The National Environmental Policy Act, a law requiring federal agencies like the Department of Defense (DOD) to assess the environmental effects of proposed actions prior to implementation, has been used instead by the DOD to place millions of US citizens in harm’s way. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 13 February 2018. Researchers say that the age of climate stability has officially ended. The world we live in today is only possible within a stable climate paradigm. Read the full story at Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 5 February 2018. 2017 was the second hottest year on record, setting the stage for unprecedented droughts, extreme rain and wildfires amid dire predictions for coastal cities, and a looming climate refugee crisis for Europe. But the Trump administration’s climate denial continues unabated even as scientists warn that human activity is now
Published on Truthout, 1 February 2018. Our collective inaction toward addressing human-caused climate disruption can translate into individual apathy and despondence. However, a small but growing group of environmental scientists are walking their talk by voluntarily flying less, or not at all. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 24 January 2018. A bill currently in the Washington State legislature would grant commanders of military bases the power to dictate land-use planning anywhere in the state, including the power to close Puget Sound’s Hood Canal region to all civilian traffic. Critics of the bill fear that it is part of a
Published on Truthout, 23 January 2018. Last year was the warmest year on record for Earth’s oceans. Without the oceans to absorb human-generated heat, global temperatures would skyrocket. Read the full story on Truthout.
Published on Truthout, 16 January 2018. The administration of Donald J. Trump, starting with the president himself, is populated by deniers of human-caused climate disruption in all the key positions. For those of us concerned about runaway climate disruption, this regime, with its denial of the greatest existential threat to humanity (alongside nuclear war), has