Climate Change

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

The Coronavirus Has Lessons for Journalists Covering the Climate Crisis

Earth Day’s 50th anniversary serves as a moment to reflect on how to more rigorously cover the climate story.

Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

Organizing on the Coasts Won’t Save the Planet

Rural America has the land, the people, and the potential to flip the political equation on climate change.

Jane Fleming Kleeb

Covering Climate Now

Want to Slow the Climate Crisis? Don’t Use Single-Use Plastics.

The fossil fuel industry is dependent on our plastic dependency. We can starve it.

Annie Leonard

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

This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

We’re cooked unless investors stop funding fossil fuel companies.

Bill McKibben

Climate Refugees

What Does It Mean to Be a Climate Refugee?

A recent ruling opens the door to new types of protected status.

Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

100 Seconds to Midnight

Stumbling Toward Doomsday

With the Doomsday Clock now set to 100 seconds to midnight, elder statesmen and scientists urge action.

James Carden

Direct Action

Voices From the Front Lines of a Climate Direct Action Campaign

“We are removing our consent from this system, and we are not asking for anyone’s permission.”
Wen Stephenson

Bow, N.H., September 28, 20191 On a bright, sweaty Saturday in late September, a group of about 50 determined people marched down freight tracks toward the mountain of coal that rises at the rear of Merrimack Station, the last big coal-fired power plant in New England. Continue Reading >

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

From the Archives

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.

Bill McKibben

Australia Is Burning

Australia’s Devastating Wildfires Were Not Inevitable

The country was once actually poised to lead on climate politics.

Daniel Judt

What if Australia Were Its Own Planet?

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

Bill McKibben

Australia’s Decade of Burning Environmental Apathy

The country is paying a deadly price for its conservative politicians’ climate denialism. 

Edward Cavanough

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

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

This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 400 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. Continue Reading >

United Nations and Climate

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

This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. Continue Reading >

Green New Deal

Wanted: Shovel-Ready Projects for a Green New Deal

As we learned in the previous recession, backing projects before they’re ready has a political cost.

Robert Pollin

Let Us Now Praise Bernie Sanders

The progressive leader surely will be counted as one of this century’s most important political figures.

Robert L. Borosage

Out From Under ‘the Economy’

Covid-19 proves we can’t conflate the market’s health with workers’ well-being.

Sheetal Chhabria and Aparna Gopalan

From the Archives