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its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends.
Reflections on major environmental events, trends, and issues.
While the state smoldered, the president lashed out at Governor Newsom—and completely ignored the role played by climate change.
The International Energy Agency says solar is about to boom (some more) and offshore wind farms could power the whole world—18 times over! If we let them, that is.
In fact, he thinks laughing about it may help us put an end to it.
Taking care of those communities distressed by the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an economic and ethical imperative.
But since the larger climate movement has done a poor job of engaging them, the community is mobilizing itself.
The stories that really reach people are the ones with stirring scenes, suspense, and relatable characters.
We don’t want to jinx it, but with the Youth Climate Strike it sort of looks like . . . yes. (Finally.)
As far as future-building strategies go, Greta Thunberg’s passionate optimism beats Jonathan Franzen’s placid pessimism any day.
And the coal industry is more than happy to keep things that way.
The fires are no accident. They were ignited by Brazilian ranchers who felt emboldened by their pro-deforestation president.
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