Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent, is an independent journalist and the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.
The presidential candidates have barely touched on environmental issues in their campaigns—and they both have plenty to answer for. Here’s what voters want to know.
But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?
This scorching summer could be a global warming landmark—if we demand climate action from our leaders.
After two decades, we're no closer to reducing global poverty or enhancing sustainable development. Politicians will change only when mass action forces them to.
On Dorothea Lange, Michael Harrington, Earth Day and solitary confinement
Nacido hace 42 años y celebrado desde entonces cada 22 de abril, el Día de la Tierra ha entrado ya en la mediana edad – y se le nota.
To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.
Mohammed Nasheed, the deposed leader of the Maldives, recently visited the US to call for free and fair elections in his homeland—which may disappear underwater due to climate change.