Australia: The Fires and Our Future
After these raging bushfires, I hope that Australia’s federal government will create a full national strategy for climate adaptation. But even that may prove to be too much. The best hope for change lies not with central government but with the states and industry.
January 16, 2020
Flight Shame: The Climate Hazards of Air Travel
Aviation accounts for a relatively small fraction of global greenhouse gas emissions. But air travel is projected to rise sharply in the next few decades, and aviation is one of the sectors of economic activity least susceptible to greening.
August 31, 2019
The lake in front of us was a thick green. A pea-soup green. It seemed emptier, smaller. Its putrid smell was now everywhere. I asked him about the lake’s current condition. He’d been there for over half a century. He’d seen its blue, pristine waters turn green and thick and foul. He’d seen all the fish disappear.
August 15, 2019