Environmental disasters

Greenhouse Gases

Why We Need a “Long Telegram” About the Climate Crisis—Not Conflict With China or Russia Why We Need a “Long Telegram” About the Climate Crisis—Not Conflict With China or Russia

If we don’t find a way to address the real and growing climate threat, the basic duty of the state—to defend the security of its citizens—will have been forfeited.

Nov 9, 2021 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Steven Donziger

Facing Prison, Steven Donziger Refuses to Be Silenced Facing Prison, Steven Donziger Refuses to Be Silenced

The environmentalist lawyer says Chevron has “to try and destroy what I represent.”

Oct 25, 2021 / James North

Australia Fires

The Real Existential Threat Is Our Overheating Planet The Real Existential Threat Is Our Overheating Planet

By 2049, China will be too busy dealing with climate disasters to launch a war with the United States.

Aug 26, 2021 / Michael T. Klare

Assassination, Earthquake, and Storms: Haiti’s Plague Season

Assassination, Earthquake, and Storms: Haiti’s Plague Season Assassination, Earthquake, and Storms: Haiti’s Plague Season

For Haitian Prime Minister Ariel Henry, the weekend’s earthquake is virtually a gift from God.

Aug 16, 2021 / Amy Wilentz

Edwin Edwards

The Grim Legacy That Edwin Edwards’s Obit Writers Left Out The Grim Legacy That Edwin Edwards’s Obit Writers Left Out

The four-time Louisiana governor is instead remembered for having said that he’d lose his election if he were “caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy.”

Aug 6, 2021 / Jason Berry

Press Secretary Psaki Briefs White House Media

America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act. America Faces Cascading Crises. Democrats Must Act.

Any serious effort to alleviate the real problems facing Americans will depend on progressives’ corralling Democratic unity.

Aug 5, 2021 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Oil pumpjacks

How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action How a Powerful US Lobby Group Helps Big Oil to Block Climate Action

The American Petroleum Institute receives millions from oil companies—and works behinds the scenes to stall or weaken legislation.

Jul 21, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Chris McGreal

Oil Rig

Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News? Humanity Faces a Climate Emergency—Shouldn’t That Be News?

A sense of catastrophe has faded even as the environmental emergency has intensified.

Apr 20, 2021 / no-paywall / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Iowa Derecho

Crises Collide: Homeless in America When Climate Disaster Strikes Crises Collide: Homeless in America When Climate Disaster Strikes

In some cases, solutions to homelessness and the climate crisis might be one and the same.

Apr 20, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Andrew McCormick

Burning American Flag

Climate Migration Has Come to the United States Climate Migration Has Come to the United States

After living through a spate of record-breaking wildfires, some Californians are opting to leave the state.

Apr 16, 2021 / Covering Climate Now / Kate Wheeling

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