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Environmental disasters news and analysis from The Nation
February 24, 2021
Journalists and the Looming Superstorm of Climate Disinformation
With climate action on the table, disinformation is poised to get louder. What should journalists do about it?
February 18, 2021
While Texans Freeze, Governor Greg Abbott Lies About the Green New Deal
Republican politicians try—and fail—to deflect blame with outrageous spin.
November 10, 2020
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.
October 7, 2020
‘60 Minutes,’ ‘The Guardian,’ and Game-Changing New Climate Science
The climate crisis is a scientific reality, not a partisan issue—and one of America’s most widely watched programs just gave it the weight it deserves.
September 25, 2020
Can Kentucky Slip the Industry Ties That Prevent Change?
Mitch McConnell’s state is at a climate crossroads—and it’s energizing young people to act.
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September 23, 2020
A Vote for Trump Is a Vote for Climate Apocalypse
It’s not complicated—four more years of Trump will consign us to a hell on Earth of a sort still only faintly imaginable today.
September 22, 2020
Putting the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center
Until recently, the US mainstream media featured more climate silence than climate science.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 16, 2020
‘We Are Civilization’s Anchor. We Are the Compass for Humanity and Conscience.’
In the midst of death, thinking about life, art, the water’s edge, and Paul Robeson.
September 15, 2020
Trump’s Nevada Rally Is a Mockery to Millions
It flies in the face of CDC guidelines and insults all Americans who have sacrificed to slow the pandemic’s spread.
September 14, 2020
Fires Prove the Climate Catastrophe Is a Constitutional Crisis Too
The Electoral College and the Senate both marginalize states that are the hardest hit by climate change.