Wen Stephenson, an independent journalist and climate activist, is at work on a book about climate justice to be published by Beacon Press in 2015. He helped launch the grassroots network 350 Massachusetts and serves on the board of Better Future Project, a nonprofit in Cambridge, Mass., dedicated to building the climate movement. A former editor at The Atlantic, where he co-created and edited TheAtlantic.com, and at The Boston Globe, where he edited the Sunday "Ideas" section, he was most recently the senior producer of NPR's On Point. He has written about climate, culture and politics for The Boston Phoenix, Grist, Slate, The New York Times, and the Globe. On Twitter: @wenstephenson.
If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.
The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.
There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.
Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.
Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.
What would it mean if we were to walk in his footsteps?