climate change

  • How Fossil Fuel Dollars Warped University Climate Research

    Fossil fuel profit "secures favorable white papers, journals, societies, public-policy comments, courtroom testimony, and front groups that attack what the industry sees as damaging science," copying the 1950s playbook of the tobacco industry with more money and higher stakes. 

  • Don't Open Up the Strategic Petroleum Reserve; Close the SUV Loophole

    Releasing oil from the strategic reserve is compounding yesterday's mistakes with today's, and a step in the wrong direction for the climate, says New Yorker science and climate reporter Elizabeth Kolbert. Start treating SUV's like passenger cars under fuel efficiency regulations instead.

  • We're Talking about Climate Change with Outdated Colonial Language

    by Priya Satia

    The dominant climate activist theme of sacrificing in the present to protect the future is rooted in the intellectual history of economics which has driven the profligate consumption and gross inequality that threatens the planet. 

  • China Digs Its Own Grave (and Ours, Too)

    by Alfred McCoy

    History is a poor tool for predicting how the post-fossil fuel world will be organized. But it's clear that a successful world order will have to be based in acknowledging the climate crisis. 

  • The Reparations Fight Must Include Costs of Climate Change

    by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    The movement for reparations should be informed by the broader politics of anticolonial liberation struggles which sought not just to transfer resources but to raise new questions about the basic organiation of societies on a global scale.

  • There are No Human Rights Without Human Survival

    by Alfred McCoy

    The political struggles of the current international order will be rendered meaningless by climate change unless that nation-based order can learn to cooperate. 

  • Climate Change Threatens Smithsonian

    “We’re kind of in trial and error,” said Ryan Doyle, a facilities manager at the Smithsonian. “It’s about managing water.”

  • What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change Since 1959

    "Before San Francisco’s Summer of Love, before Woodstock, the peak of the ’60s counterculture and all that stuff that seemed ancient history to me, the heads of the oil industry were privately informed by their own leaders that their products would eventually alter the climate of the entire planet."