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Drought news and analysis from The Nation
June 3, 2022
Can California Democrats Do Enough to Block a Rural Right-Wing Revolt?
Democratic legislators are stepping up their efforts to bring relief to voters, but amid soaring gas prices and an intensifying drought, they may not be sufficient.
March 23, 2022
Who Drives the Climate Train?
As both its victims and its drivers, humans could, at least theoretically, apply the brakes on the locomotive.
Jane Braxton Little
July 9, 2021
Drought Takes Hold of California
As the recall election nears, rising heat and access to water may become defining political issues for the state.
September 16, 2020
California’s Desert Ecosystems Will Never Recover
Fire in the Anthropocene has become the environmental equivalent of nuclear war.
March 1, 2019
Climate Change Is Here—and It Looks Like Starvation
But don’t expect to hear about it on the nightly news.
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April 20, 2017
The World Hasn’t Had This Many People Dying of Starvation and Disease Since World War II
And the United States is complicit in their death.
Michael T. Klare
April 18, 2017
The Other Poison Gas Killing Syrians: Carbon Dioxide Emissions
If Trump and his cronies really cared about children killed by noxious gases, they wouldn’t be trying to spew ever more CO
into the atmosphere.
November 10, 2015
Splinterlands: The View From 2050
A dystopian fictional tour of the world that awaits us.
September 9, 2015
Yemen, the World’s Next Great Refugee Crisis
As the civil war heats up amid intervention by the Gulf monarchies, thousands are fleeing every day.
August 27, 2015
Letters From the September 14-21, 2015, Issue
The end of water… a nuclear double standard… sharing the austerity…