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Tag: Environment and Climate

After decades of deference to the market, states are exerting greater control over capital. In the face of climate change, it may be too little, too late.

Jonathan S. Blake

The United States has long supported the repression of Latin American land defenders. The tactics it exported are coming to the Atlanta forest.

Azadeh Shahshahani

But awareness alone won't solve the problem. Here's what we should do.

David S. Jones

With time running out, jury nullification for civil disobedience is worth the risk.

David McDermott Hughes

Rare earth mining will disrupt local climate resilience. Who should pay the price?

Julie Michelle Klinger

In place of public-private partnerships, we should revive the Pan-African ambitions of the green developmental state.

Ndongo Samba Sylla, Daniela Gabor

Noam Chomsky on lies, crimes, and savage capitalism.

David Barsamian, Noam Chomsky

Through an assault on administrative agencies, the Supreme Court is systematically eroding the legal basis of effective governance.

Lisa Heinzerling

Forum

Austerity is not the only way to save our overextended planet. A simpler life might be both more pleasurable and more equal.

Kate Soper

In his new book, philosopher William MacAskill implies that humanity’s long-term survival matters more than preventing short-term suffering and death. His arguments are shaky.

Kieran Setiya

Inspired by the rediscovery of Shackleton's HMS Endurance, we revisit two centuries of lessons in leadership from getting trapped in Antarctica's Weddell Sea.

Marissa Grunes

The systems that harm animals go hand in hand with systems that harm humans. Combating them requires inter-species solidarity.

Lori Gruen, Alice Crary

The Global South will suffer the most as colonial legacies, climate change, and capitalism continue to plunge millions into hunger.

Raj Patel

The commodity’s bloody history is instructive of how global capitalism can and can’t be fixed.

Max Haiven
Two recent essay collections explore the interplay between literary genre and a rapidly changing planet.
Marissa Grunes
Sunlight-friendly architecture could heat and illuminate buildings without expending any electricity.
David McDermott Hughes
Racial redress should be modeled on the global anticolonial tradition of worldbuilding.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

Because it hinges on who will accept blame for causing climate change, there’s never been so much at stake in the naming of a geological era.

Mark Bould

A sweeping new history of humanity upends the story of civilization, inviting us to imagine how our own societies could be radically different.

Emily Kern

Physicians have been fighting for health justice for decades. To succeed, we need practical models for collectively remaking our systems of care.

Wendy Johnson

Beyond carbon emissions and safety, the debate must also confront how the choices we make now constrain the kind of world we can build in the future.

Samuel Miller McDonald

In the most turbine-surrounded community in the world, poor residents understand that their loss—of land, jobs, and serenity—has nothing to do with the common good. Clean energy advocates should take notice.

David McDermott Hughes

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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