Climate Change

How Biden Could Use the Presidential Bully Pulpit to Drive Climate Action

According to a Fox News exit poll on election night, 70 percent of voters support increased government spending on green and renewable energy.

Jamie Henn

Journalists Must Demystify the Green New Deal

Everyone’s talking about it—but in most journalism there’s no telling what the Green New Deal actually is.

Mark Hertsgaard

The Fall of Trump Propels the Climate Story Into a Decisive New Era

Humanity dodged a bullet, but journalists need to explore why half of the electorate voted not to.

Mark Hertsgaard

The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn’t That Headline News?

As hurricanes and wildfires sweep through the US, the president offers no ideas—and journalists have been giving him a pass.
Andrew McCormick

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Green New Deal

Jack Halberstam’s Call of the Wild

In an interview, the radical social thinker says the idea of “the wild” can help us dismantle our unjust world.

Taliah Mancini

Will Union Workers Deliver Nevada For Biden?

UNITE-HERE! had 90 percent of its members laid off because of Trump’s bungling of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they are knocking on doors to elect Joe Biden.

Rebecca Gordon

The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal

Three new books raise the question: What does global solidarity look like at this late hour?

Wen Stephenson

Election 2020

Making the Climate Emergency the Story of the 2020 Elections

America’s journalists must do much better this time around.

Mark Hertsgaard

Climate Grief

Can Psychedelics Treat Climate Grief?

Author Michael Pollan talks about whether drugs that comfort the terminally ill can also help people mourning the climate future.

Mark Hertsgaard

Covering Climate Now

The Fall of Trump Propels the Climate Story Into a Decisive New Era

Humanity dodged a bullet, but journalists need to explore why half of the electorate voted not to.

Mark Hertsgaard

The World Is Burning, but the Political Press Insists It’s a Horse Race

Strong questions in the final debate handed the political press a golden opportunity to talk about climate change. They blew it.

Mark Hertsgaard and Andrew McCormick

What Amy Coney Barrett Means For the Climate

Roe v. Wade and Obamacare aren’t the only things endangered by Republicans’ rushed Supreme Court nomination.

Mark Hertsgaard

United Nations

This Is Why the World Is Facing Climate Catastrophe

At the COP 25 summit in Madrid, the powerful countries stalled and squabbled while activists marched and pleaded for serious climate action.

Ben Ehrenreich

Fossil Fuels

Does the Climate Crisis Spell the End of Big Oil?

Financial markets are rightfully taking climate change seriously, but it’s humanity, not bottom lines, that should be our top concern.

Mark Hertsgaard

United Nations and Climate

Green New Deal

The Fall of Trump Propels the Climate Story Into a Decisive New Era

Humanity dodged a bullet, but journalists need to explore why half of the electorate voted not to.

Mark Hertsgaard

Democratic Voters Want More Than the Status Quo

The 2020 election results reinforce the imperative of the left’s agenda.

Robert L. Borosage

How Biden Could Use the Presidential Bully Pulpit to Drive Climate Action

According to a Fox News exit poll on election night, 70 percent of voters support increased government spending on green and renewable energy.

Jamie Henn

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