Poppies on the Great Grass Sea: 16 Photos From My Ride Through Xinjiang and Kazakhstan

Ürümqi /乌鲁木齐, China to Bishkek / Бишкéк, Kyrgyzstan–779 km this section (Total Mileage: 7616 km/40,075 km) I’ve been on and off the road for the past few weeks, writing op-eds and letters for my application to join the Sustain.us delegation to the next UN climate conference in Marrakech, Morocco. In the time since I last posted photos, I’ve also had two border … Continue reading Poppies on the Great Grass Sea: 16 Photos From My Ride Through Xinjiang and Kazakhstan

Why I Write for Climate Justice: A Letter to Kathleen Dean Moore

Header Photo: Green among the arid hills, Gansu, China, 2016 Dr. Kathleen Dean Moore is a writer, speaker and moral philosopher. She taught at Oregon State University for “many years” before leaving “to write and speak full-time about the moral urgency of action to stop fossil fuels and the consequent global warming.” She is the author of … Continue reading Why I Write for Climate Justice: A Letter to Kathleen Dean Moore

Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Satellite imagery of Typhoon Haiyan at peak strength, overlayed on a map of the Philippines. Marked in red is the city of Tacloban. (Modified from NASA imagery) On the morning of November 8, 2013, Supertyphoon Haiyan made landfall in Tacloban City, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. Several hours earlier, the Hong Kong Observatory put its 10-minute sustained … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Typhoon Haiyan, Two Years On

Local Climate: China’s Natural Gas Imports and the Fight for a Megacity’s Ecosystem

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

El cielo y el infierno and El desafío: Translations for Peace

Two weeks ago, violence surged further into the Western world than it has in years. The fear of injury, death, loss and repression coursed through our media, terrible images from a place like our home of a people like our tribe, suffering. In a moment of guilt we realized we hadn’t thought about the victims … Continue reading El cielo y el infierno and El desafío: Translations for Peace

An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and a Reply More Grounded in Reality

The manifesto itself can be found here. More reality-based and coherent, a reply from the founder of Make Wealth History, Jeremy Williams, is here. Main points from the reply: “There’s a lot to like in their vision. They rightly point out how far we’ve come, and how many of the fears of previous generations of environmentalists … Continue reading An Ecomodernist Manifesto, and a Reply More Grounded in Reality

None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use, and A way to sustainably bring power to the world’s poor

http://grist.org/business-technology/none-of-the-worlds-top-industries-would-be-profitable-if-they-paid-for-the-natural-capital-they-use/ http://grist.org/climate-energy/a-way-to-get-power-to-the-worlds-poor-without-making-climate-change-worse/ Continue reading None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use, and A way to sustainably bring power to the world’s poor

The Guardian’s Keep it in the Ground Campaign, and the Changing Face of the Climate Movement

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