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Fossil fuels news and analysis from The Nation
December 19, 2022
Against Climate Optimism—Because “Team Normal” Won’t Save the World
Some of us refuse to go along with a mainstream climate movement that settles for genocide.
November 9, 2022
Clean Energy Is Booming. Now Here’s the Bad News.
The transition away from dirty energy is as much a political battle as it is a technological challenge.
October 20, 2022
Liz Truss or No Liz Truss, Things Are Bleaker in Britain Than Anyone Realizes
As jaws drop around the world over the resignation of the UK’s shortest-lived prime minister, life here is getting considerably worse by the day.
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
August 17, 2022
We Can Thank Green New Dealers for the Inflation Reduction Act
It was the Green New Deal movement that made massive federal investment in clean energy a must-pass priority of the Democratic Party.
Matthew Miles Goodrich
August 15, 2022
Why Are Fossil Fuel Companies Funding Climate Change Research?
As oil and gas companies report record profits, the Fossil Free Research campaign calls on universities to refuse their donations and maintain independence.
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August 4, 2022
When Did Cars Become Weapons of the Right?
The politicization of big-box personal vehicles is now almost complete.
August 1, 2022
Ignore Joe Manchin’s Comments About Biden and Democrats
Dissing his own party is part of the West Virginian’s brand. Pay attention to the groundbreaking health, climate, and corporate-tax bill he’s supporting.
July 27, 2022
Down With Petroleum Tyranny—or We Can Expect the Worst
Overcoming a global phalanx of oil-industry defenders will require far more political muscle than the environmental camp has yet been able to muster.
Michael T. Klare
July 12, 2022
Dear Harvard, It’s Time to Reject Fossil Fuel Money
The university’s recently announced Salata Institute for Climate and Sustainability will need to ban oil and gas companies from funding its research.
July 11, 2022
More Money for the Pentagon Won’t Make Us Safe
Spending $1.4 trillion to address a narrowly defined concept of national security should be considered budgetary malpractice on an immeasurably grand scale.
William D. Hartung