An independent journalist and climate activist, Wen Stephenson is the author of What We’re Fighting for Now Is Each Other: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice, forthcoming from Beacon Press in October 2015. 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 has also been the managing editor of PBS’s Frontline.org and 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. In 2012, he helped launch the grassroots climate-action network 350 Massachusetts.
Interviews with Harvard professors Naomi Oreskes and James Anderson about universities’ moral imperative to join the fight against fossil fuel.
For protesting Harvard’s refusal to divest from fossil fuels, campus police have told me I will be arrested if I return to the university—which is exactly what I plan to do on Sunday.
In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.
A large group of Harvard faculty release an open letter to President Drew Gilpin Faust calling forcefully for fossil-fuel divestment.
Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.