Christian Parenti is a Nation contributing editor and faculty in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies program. He has published four books, the most recent being, Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books, 2011).
President Rafael Correa tried to save the world’s most biodiverse forest, the Yasuni National Park—but rich nations ignored his offer.
This mega-bestseller has been attacked repeatedly since its publication forty years ago, but its warnings about the climate were alarmingly prescient.
Rodric Braithwaite, Jonathan Steele and Artemy Kalinovsky analyze the forgotten history of Afghan communism and the Soviet occupation.
The coming big storms facing our planet can only be tackled by strong governments.
Some Greens have embraced nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels, but the economics just aren’t there.
The 1979 partial meltdown prompted more regulations and greater enforcement. Then in the 1990s, a Republican Congress took aim.
The message out of Fukushima is clear: our own fleet of leaky old nuclear plants should be decommissioned now.