‘Collapsologie’: How Things Fall Apart
The flippancy with which the collapsologues declare that a future of environmental disaster, economic meltdown, and societal failure is just around the corner can be quite chilling: “By 2035, the French Republic, the European Union, will not exist.”
January 21, 2020
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
Erdoğan’s Flights of Fancy
In recent weeks, as the international community has focused on the fallout from the Jamal Khashoggi case, Turks have been more preoccupied with their president’s grand plans for transforming Turkey into a regional economic powerhouse. But has the centerpiece, the enormous new Istanbul Airport, come at too high a price?
October 31, 2018