Cassandra: Thoughts on Climate and Credulity from a Hong Kong Activist

Pictured above: Michael Lai, a Hong Kong activist with 350.org, in front of the famous Star Ferry  Activists often struggle at the borders of hope and despair, fraught by the seeming indifference of the public and the necessary limitations of pragmatism. Here, Michael Lai, a Hong Kong activist currently involved with the local 350.org chapter, weaves together stories … Continue reading Cassandra: Thoughts on Climate and Credulity from a Hong Kong Activist

Rosaries, Small Business, and the Environment: Justine’s Story

Justine Zhang’s (张婷) workshop is well hidden. In the middle of downtown Jishou, the bustling capital of an autonomous minority prefecture in western Hunan, China, her converted garage-door storage space is tucked away in a shaded side alley. Set back from the chattering masses of vendors and pedestrians, its presence barely registers from the street. … Continue reading Rosaries, Small Business, and the Environment: Justine’s Story

Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo

This post provided by Lauren Herbert, my dear mother, who spent the month of April working as a volunteer physician at ASRI in Borneo. Updated to reflect corrections about HIH and ASRI’s collaborative relationship and plans for the future. It is hard to make out the objects in this photo. Two children of the forest … Continue reading Climate Story #2: Health and Environment Intertwine in Borneo

Tall mountains, fast friends, and my first climate story

There are places in this world that never lose their new-penny sheen. You can stand there and drink them with your eyes, your brain flooded with beauty, but when you turn from them the experience washes away. When you look again, they’re new, and you’re no closer to understanding what you see. Tiger-Leaping Gorge(虎跳峡) is one such … Continue reading Tall mountains, fast friends, and my first climate story