Judith Lewis Mernit: Since the first case of novel coronavirus was diagnosed four months ago in Hubei province, China, the mishandling of COVID-19 has unfolded just as the response to global warming has, only at a faster clip.
Climate Change, which was popularly characterized as "global warming", is a factor in all of our lives. The articles here discuss the ways we can challenge the power structure to enact policies that will help us to get off this destructive path.
Reynard Loki: The global slowdown in human activity has given Mother Nature some time to take a much-needed breath of fresh air.
Johnny Townsend: This was our first Family Saturday of the year. What with the cold and the rain and the coronavirus outbreak, only a few dozen people had shown up, probably the most peaceful Saturday I’d worked at the Garden in three years
Richard D. Wolff: Socialists cannot win now if they keep advocating solutions for capitalism’s predations that have already proved unsustainable and thus temporary.
Paul Haeder: Every time you read about a whale beached and dead, guts filled with plastic, that mammal represents less than 10 percent of the actual death rate of whales since most die offshore and sink to the benthic zone.
Lawrence Wittner: From the United States to Russia, from India to Brazil, numerous countries have been swept up in xenophobia, triggering not only a disastrous revival of the nuclear arms race, but an inability to work together to challenge the latest existential threat to human survival: climate change.
Frida Berrigan: No one told me how much fun it would be to knock on doors and chat with strangers, each conversation offering me a yet more complex map of my community.
Tom Engelhardt: Australia may be the first time that the climate-change time-scape and human history have intersected in a way that truly mattered.
Walter Moss: Most importantly in this 2020 election year, the Australian tragedy tells us we should vote out all the human-caused climate-change deniers and minimizers. Replace them with a president, congresspeople, and state officials who recognize climate change for what it is–“the biggest crisis facing our planet.”
Ted Rall: Millennials and the children we call Generation Z face the horrifying prospect that they will get stuck with the tab for humanity’s centuries-long rape of planet earth, the mass desecration of which radically accelerated after 1950.
Johnny Townsend: We can interpret both the worsening physical and political climate as the long-predicted Tribulation, or we can subconsciously strive to make sure these are the Last Days.
We Could Have Done It We Could Have 100% Renewable Electricity If We Had Invested in Wind and Solar Instead of War in the Middle East es, the United States could be generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy if we had used the money spent on our ill-advised wars in the Middle East […]
Rivera Sun: One out of every three Americans (about 111 million Americans and 34 percent of the population) lives in a community or state that has committed to or has already achieved 100 percent clean electricity.