Mark Hertsgaard (markhertsgaard.com), a fellow of New America Foundation and a co-founder of the group Climate Parents, is The Nation's environment correspondent. He has covered climate change for twenty years and is the author of six books, including, most recently, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.
The agreements reached at the Cancún climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure on national leaders to accept realistic targets.
The agreements reached at last week's climate summit oblige all nations to reduce future emissions. The challenge now is to generate the political pressure to compel national leaders to accept realistic targets.
On October 10, more than 7,000 actions in 180 countries will celebrate solutions to climate change in what is expected to be the greatest number of recorded protests in a single day in world history.
Louisiana can't go cold turkey: it can only wean itself off oil through an orderly transition.
Let the Bhopal case settlement be a horrifying reminder: it is a constant temptation for profit-maximizing corporations to cut corners on safety.
Ken Salazar is one of the strongest advocates of offshore drilling in Washington. Will his Interior Department really enforce the moratorium on new drilling permits?
Activists are figuring out what went wrong at the climate summit and what to do next.
The Copenhagen summit has witnessed the coming of age of a genuine, global and muscular mass movement on behalf of climate action.
Poor countries can make big gains in climate talks if they stick together, argues Saleemul Huq.