Climate Change

Climate Justice, for the First Time Ever, Is on the G7 Agenda

If rich countries want a livable planet for themselves, they'll have to pay what they promised. This weekend’s summit will show whether they will.

Mark Hertsgaard

What Joe Manchin Doesn’t Get About the GOP’s Voter Suppression

It’s central to Republicans’ political strategy, because their platform is an electoral loser.

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Charting a Sustainable Course for the Blue Economy

Ocean industries are often even more polluting than their terrestrial counterparts.

David Helvarg and Jason Scorse

Covering Climate Now

Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency

Call It What It Is: A Climate Emergency

Why are media outlets still not treating climate change as the catastrophic threat it truly is?

Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope
Shell court ruling

Big Oil Loses Big in a Day of Game-Changing Climate News

A Dutch court ruling and two shareholder revolts have brought new hope in the climate emergency fight.

Mark Hertsgaard
Vice President Kamala Harris

On Earth Day, US Power Brokers Acknowledge the Scale and Urgency of the Climate Crisis

Warning of wars over water, the vice president joins activists, business leaders, and other Biden administration officials urging stronger action.

Mark Hertsgaard

Climate and Politics

Culture War in the K-12 Classroom

Culture War in the K-12 Classroom

The Trump-era GOP’s insatiable appetite for red-meat issues has led to a wholesale attack on public education.

Jennifer C. Berkshire

How Unite Here Turned the West’s Biggest Red State Blue

Arizona was pivotal in the 2020 presidential election. Its shift was no accident.

Sasha Abramsky

Are Dems Incapable of Defending Democracy? Or Just Unwilling?

Bolstering voting rights is both urgent and popular. Yet for all his talk of “existential crisis,” Biden hasn’t turned up the heat on Manchin or Sinema.

Jeet Heer

Covering Climate Now

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