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
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.