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Climate Change

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Fire All Around

Even though we all breathed the smoke from the destruction of the town of Paradise in 2018 — breathed in their burning cars, homes, animals, and bodies — it was still happening “over there” to “other people.”

By Alison Luterman December 2020
The Sun Interview

Our Great Reckoning

Eileen Crist On The Consequences Of Human Plunder

In this current pandemic the fear and upheaval drove Americans to hoard toilet paper and guns and ammo. Try to imagine a food shortage instead of a scarcity of toilet paper.

By Leath Tonino November 2020
One Nation, Indivisible

December 2020

Featuring John Elder, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Craig Childs, and more.

November 2020
Photography

Tuvalu

Tuvalu is in danger of disappearing due to sea-level rise. The ocean around it is rising about one inch every five years, twice the global average. It’s estimated that an eight- to sixteen-inch increase will be enough to make the country uninhabitable.

Photographs by Forest Woodward November 2020
The Sun Interview

Tipping Point

Bill McKibben On A Planet In Peril

In a rational world, we would be devoting every resource to making a difference in the short amount of time we have left. Past a certain point, we won’t be able to.

By David Barsamian October 2019
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

A Shrinking World

Let’s put aside, for the moment, the thought of mass extinction. . . . Even if that is our eventual due, life will first look and feel different. Life as we know it won’t suddenly end, but it will be crimped; in many places, it already is.

By Bill McKibben October 2019
Poetry

The Middle-Aged Joggers

We gather beside the pond in great ragged flocks, like birds. We run. Knees and backs stiff, we run — along the available routes, the ones before us, the paved and unpaved paths.

By David Rutschman October 2019
One Nation, Indivisible

October 2019

Featuring Kathleen Dean Moore, Greg Palast, Shozan Jack Haubner, and more.

October 2019
Quotations

Sunbeams

Man’s attitude toward nature is today critically important simply because we have now acquired a fateful power to alter and destroy nature. But man is a part of nature, and his war against nature is inevitably a war against himself.

Rachel Carson

October 2019
Poetry

Climate Change

That the sun would burn out — / even a million years from now — / was the worst news of my childhood.

By Elizabeth Poliner August 2019