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.
One of the most important interviews I have ever done. Listen to it here.
The Guardian discusses The End of Ice, along with other books dealing with what it means to be alive during this Age of Loss. Read the article 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.