There's a big reason climate change differs from so many public policy challenges: unlike other crises, addressing the planet's major environmental crisis truly requires mass consensus. Indeed, because fixing the problem
What Barack Obama tried to tell America in the hour of his remarkable victory is that the nation's future won on Election Day. Seeking to inspire and to heal, the re-elected president offered an open hand to partisan
“Soon it will be too hot” is a great opening line for a novel, especially one about global warming. As Martin Amis writes in his introduction for the anniversary edition of The Drowned World, prescience isn't everything, yet J.G. Ballard's 1962 novel...
In The Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes is
the director and star, playing Charles Dickens during his long affair with a
much younger actress, Nelly (Felicity Jones). Based on Claire Tomalin’s
biographical sleuthing, the dramatization paints the big picture with
historical fidelity and emotional
Milwaukee's ultra-right-wing Bradley Foundation just lost a very public battle. The multimillion-dollar nonprofit is one of the largest funders of the climate-change-denying Heartland Institute, which gave in to public pressure (and public decency)...
A man was speaking to my mom about climate change a few days ago. “What we’re seeing is simply natural climate variability,” the man said. “There’s no proof that we humans have anything to do with what’s happening.” My mom mentioned to him that I’m a meteorology graduate student and have told her that the evidence for human-induced (anthropogenic) climate change is pretty solid,...