We are pleased to announce that Wen Stephenson will be joining the magazine as a contributing writer. Wen, who has written about the intersection of climate, culture and politics for Slate, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Grist and The Boston Phoenix, not only writes about the climate crisis; he is a climate activist as well. He helped launch the state-level grassroots network 350 Massachusetts and serves on the board of Better Future Project, a Cambridge-based nonprofit dedicated to building the climate movement in New England and beyond. Wen says that with his Nation articles, he hopes “to place voices and ideas from the great social justice and human rights movements of the past alongside contemporary voices of the climate justice movement.” He begins that mission with an essay on Henry David Thoreau’s radicalism.