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November 9, 2021
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.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 5, 2021
Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin
At least 25 countries agreed to end public subsidies for overseas oil and gas development, and more than 23 have committed to ending coal altogether.
November 3, 2021
Is the Global Methane Pledge Just “Words on Paper”?
More than 70 countries, including the United States, have promised to reduce methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Is it enough?
November 1, 2021
This Is the Decade to Reduce Emissions
At this week’s climate negotiations in Glasgow, countries must get serious about detailing their plans to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
October 31, 2021
Stop Trying to Find Magic Words to Convince Climate Opponents
Enemies of climate action don’t need to be convinced. They need to be removed from power.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
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October 29, 2021
A Livable Future Is Possible: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
“The longer we wait, the more we’ll betray our children and our grandchildren. Those are the choices.”
October 28, 2021
Congress Has Oil Executives Cornered. But Will They Lie Under Oath?
When the CEOs of four top oil firms testify before Congress, they’ll have two options: apologize for their decades of lies, or risk perjury.
October 27, 2021
What Will It Take for Princeton to Finally Take Bold Climate Action?
After Harvard and Dartmouth’s divestments. Princeton remains one of the few remaining Ivies still invested in the fossil fuel industry
October 27, 2021
There Can Be No Compromise on a Burning Planet
Business interests invaded the environmental policy realm even before climate change emerged as a key issue. It’s time to kick them out.
October 25, 2021
Joe Manchin’s Surefire Strategy to Ensure That Democrats Lose in 2022
If Democrats appease Manchin and fail to act on the climate crisis, they will lose a vital appeal to the young voters they need to win.