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. 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, The Nation, and the Globe. In 2012, he helped launch the grassroots climate-action network 350 Massachusetts.
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.
The student-led protest was a dramatic demonstration of the youth climate movement’s growing resolve—and its sense of solidarity.
Eriel Deranger of Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation in Alberta, and Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas, speak out on struggles of frontline communities fighting tar sands.