Climate Change

How Rising Temperatures Increase the Likelihood of Nuclear War

As climate changes stresses our human institutions, we are likely to face deadly conflicts over critical resources.

Michael T. Klare

What if Australia Were Its Own Planet?

As the world’s leading coal exporter, Australia is burning down its own house.

Bill McKibben

The Australian Open Is the Tip of a Melting Iceberg

All outdoor sports will be profoundly affected by our heating climate. Will the sports world do anything or just let it burn?

Dave Zirin

Green New Deal

Joe Kennedy III Is an Insider, Not an Insurgent

Kennedy’s campaign to oust a progressive senator is an establishment takeover.

Maia Hibbett

Want the Youth Vote? Support Fossil Fuel Divestment

For young people, surface-level regulations aren’t enough. They’re demanding a fundamental shift in how we think about markets and morals.

Ilana Cohen and Connor Chung

Who Tops the 2019 ‘Nation’ Honor Roll?

It’s been a big year in progressive politics. The Nation recognizes the year’s top progressive people and ideas shaping the future.

John Nichols

California in Flames

California’s Fires Prove the American Dream Is Flammable

If we want to keep cities safe in the face of climate change, we need to seriously question the ideal of private homeownership.
Kian Goh

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Direct Action

‘This Is an Emergency,’ the Caller Said. ‘You Need to Stop the Train.’

Climate justice protesters blockaded train tracks in Massachusetts this week. Despite an emergency call and other warnings, the train kept coming.

Wen Stephenson

Global War + Climate Change

How Rising Temperatures Increase the Likelihood of Nuclear War

As climate changes stresses our human institutions, we are likely to face deadly conflicts over critical resources.

Michael T. Klare

United Nations and Climate

Climate Kids

‘How Dare You!’ Greta Thunberg Rebukes World Leaders

“We will not let you get away with this,” the 16-year-old climate strike leader tells the UN Climate Action Summit.

Mark Hertsgaard

Europe’s Striking Climate Kids Show How to Defeat the Far Right

Fighting climate change now polls as a top priority among European voters—while most far-right leaders are climate denialists.

Paul Hockenos

The Climate Kids Are Coming

With a Green New Deal and Student Strikes For Climate, will young people save us yet?

Mark Hertsgaard

The US Navy Has a Water Problem

The Second Fleet was reactivated to patrol the Arctic. Only problem is, the fleet’s home is on the front lines of sea-level rise: Naval Station Norfolk.
Dave Lindorff

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Climate and Politics

The Once Common Republican Environmentalist Is Virtually Extinct

Our corrupted American elections may well be the greatest environmental threat facing the planet. But if elections pose a threat, they also offer a possibility.

John Nichols

The Problem With Our Climate Debate Is That Only Democrats Are Showing Up

While Democrats are getting ambitious on climate change, the GOP continues to derail the conversation from the sidelines.

Jeet Heer

Joe Biden Doesn’t Sound Very Serious About the Climate Crisis

CNN’s climate change town hall was a good moment for activists—and a rough one for the Democratic front-runner.

Zoë Carpenter

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