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climate change



  • The Reparations Fight Must Include Costs of Climate Change

    by Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò

    The movement for reparations should be informed by the broader politics of anticolonial liberation struggles which sought not just to transfer resources but to raise new questions about the basic organiation of societies on a global scale.



  • There are No Human Rights Without Human Survival

    by Alfred McCoy

    The political struggles of the current international order will be rendered meaningless by climate change unless that nation-based order can learn to cooperate. 



  • Climate Change Threatens Smithsonian

    “We’re kind of in trial and error,” said Ryan Doyle, a facilities manager at the Smithsonian. “It’s about managing water.”



  • What Big Oil Knew About Climate Change Since 1959

    "Before San Francisco’s Summer of Love, before Woodstock, the peak of the ’60s counterculture and all that stuff that seemed ancient history to me, the heads of the oil industry were privately informed by their own leaders that their products would eventually alter the climate of the entire planet."



  • The U.S. Should Look to Cuba for Hurricane Mitigation

    by Mikael Wolfe

    Despite the comparatively meager resources available in the island nation, Cuba's civil defense systems, developed during the Cold War, have been remarkably successful in mitigating mass death and displacement from hurricanes. 



  • What if the Coronavirus Crisis Is Just a Trial Run?

    by Adam Tooze

    The disjointed and haphazard global response to the COVID pandemic bodes poorly for the world's capacity for coordinated action to face inevitable crisies in the near future. The problem isn't a lack of means but a lack of commitment to collective action.



  • Uncovering and Protecting the Black History of Nantucket

    by Tiya Miles

    "Although the Black community of New Guinea has passed into history, its mark on the landscape remains, a reminder that Nantucket was once a place of working-class ingenuity and Black daring."



  • Hurricane Ida Shows the Climate Dystopia Ahead for All of Us

    by Andy Horowitz

    "Structural problems need structural solutions. Don’t give charity to Louisiana because it’s unique. Demand that Congress take meaningful action, because Louisiana is not unique, and you may be next."



  • Chicago Versus Lake Michigan

    The history of Chicago is defined by efforts to tame water for navigation, sanitation, and drinking. Climate change is raising the stakes of that battle. 



  • Warming is Clearly Visible in New US ‘Climate Normal’ Datasets

    by Russ Schumacher and Becky Bolinger

    Meteorologists and climatologists are already starting to incorporate these new normals into our work. But when you hear the term “normal,” keep in mind that it reflects a 30-year snapshot and represents a different reality today than it did 30, 60 or 100 years ago.