From an email I sent out to followers a few days ago, a short retrospective of the past 5 months on the road: Just over a year ago, I took the first pedal strokes of a journey that will eventually cover six continents. I set out to understand what climate change means to people around … Continue reading Milestones.
In May I passed through Almaty, the largest city in Kazkhastan and its historical capital. Recently arrived in Central Asia, I was looking for insight into the politics of climate change in a country both threatened by increasing water stress and economically dependent its Caspian Sea oil reserves. Professor Nygmet Ibadildin was kind enough to … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Professor Nygmet Ibadildin
Pictured above: Hanyang “Johnny” Wei stands on a beach near Hong Kong, that may soon be the site of a major liquified natural gas (LNG) importation terminal. Wei is the cofounder of CECA, the Cross-border Environmental Concern Association, which has worked successfully to reduce the project’s impact on local marine ecosystems. This piece is the second of a three-part series … Continue reading Local Climate: China’s Natural Gas Imports and the Fight for a Megacity’s Ecosystem
Going further, is economic growth in the context of pure, unregulated capitalism even a path to prosperity? Sure, it has made some countries prosperous. But it hasn’t been a neutral force in the areas outside its bubbles of prosperity. Progress has been build on the backs and the graves of the poorest and darkest of … Continue reading Post-Growth: Is Economic Growth the Only Way to Prosperity?
Join the Guardian News and 139,000 others in signing this petition to keep fossil fuels below ground: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2015/mar/16/keep-it-in-the-ground-guardian-climate-change-campaign Read up on the Climate Movement’s progress so far and how it’s changing: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/09/climate-fight-wont-wait-for-paris-vive-la-resistance Continue reading The Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground Campaign, and the Changing Face of the Climate Movement
I know you’re busy, and I’m sorry to interrupt your day, but this is more important than whatever it was that you were doing. The future of life on this earth depends on you reading these articles and then doing something about climate change. I know that sounds hyperbolic–it’s easy to sound alarmist when you’re … Continue reading Put down whatever you’re doing, take a minute, and read these articles