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
Suffice it to say, all of us now, if we live long enough, are likely to become climate refugees at some point … whether it be from lack of food and water, rising seas, wildfires, smoke, or extreme weather events. For many, their time as climate refugees has already begun. Read the full story on
This essay is part of our July 2019 Uncertain Future Forum on the topic: “If collapse is imminent, how do we respond?” It is a response to the essays that were posted in the first week, July 15-18. We invite you to comment below, and to read the other essays here. Read Dahr’s essay here.
From July 15th through July 26th, we are pleased to host Post Carbon Institute’s first Uncertain Future Forum—an essay conversation on timely, controversial, under-exposed topics related to humanity’s sustainability predicament. This Forum’s topic is:If collapse is imminent, how do we respond? Click here to read the full essay.
As civilization faces existential threats, Trump is trying to end long-term climate studies. Read the full story at Truthout.
An epistolary exploration of art’s moral responsibilities “In the era of not yet, barely daring to guess of how soon,” wrote Welsh-British writer Horatio Clare about the melting sea ice, the planet’s air conditioner, in his book Icebreaker, published less then two years ago. Now the scientists dare to guess, and red lights on the control
Western industrial culture abandons elders. Now more than ever we must, instead, recognise their wisdom. Read the full story by Barbara Cecil on Truthout.
One researcher offered a bleak prognosis: “We’re not going to stop this train wreck.” Read the full story on Truthout.