Melissa Kravitz Hoeffner: And water waste is just the start of the climate-ruining inefficiencies commonplace in the wine industry. Sustainably speaking, climate change could be problematic for your favorite glass of wine.
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.
Reynard Loki: The global slowdown in human activity has given Mother Nature some time to take a much-needed breath of fresh air.
April Short: The conditions of this virus have communities rehashing togetherness, and relearning what remains when our money-based lifestyles slow down.
Cutting out meat (the red one especially) and dairy and switching over to vegetables, you make good not only for your health and wallet but also for the climate.
April M. Short: The movement to revillage our modern world seeks to combat mental illness, housing and climate disasters.
For all our successes, humanity remains vulnerable to natural disasters. Hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, fires, floods, and other natural disasters can be caused by global warming.
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.
Reynard Loki: In his new solo performance piece “The Truth Has Changed,” the “Gasland” director Josh Fox raises an alarm: The Democrats are ill-prepared for Trump’s oncoming misinformation campaign.