Humans of Climate Change: Michelle Ignacio, Tacloban, the Philippines

Michelle Ignacio Macamay, 32, and her daughter Janrexelle, stand outside their house in the “No-Build Zone” in Tacloban, Eastern Visayas, Philippines. She told me her story at a neighbor’s dining table, with her husband and Janrexelle sitting nearby. This is the fourth of four “Humans of Climate Change” stories from Tacloban, the Philippines. Tacloban was one of … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Michelle Ignacio, Tacloban, the Philippines

Humans of Climate Change: John Andrew Lajara, Tacloban, the Philippines

John Andrew Lajara, 50, stands outside his home (left) on the Tacloban waterfront. In the far background, the arm of a backhoe can be seen as it works on the construction of a new tidal embankment. This is the third of four “Humans of Climate Change” stories from Tacloban, the Philippines. Tacloban was one of the … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: John Andrew Lajara, Tacloban, the Philippines

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: Imelda Rona, Tacloban, Philippines

Imelda Rona (left) and sister Inelda Pablo stand outside Pablo’s house in Tacloban. Both say that their relationship has helped them get through the hard times since the storm. This is the first of four “Humans of Climate Change” stories from Tacloban, the Philippines. Tacloban was one of the cities hardest hit by the 2013 … Continue reading Humans of Climate Change: Imelda Rona, Tacloban, Philippines

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

Future Traditions: A Translation from Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano

To keep my Spanish up and with some amorphous future project ideas in mind, I’ve been reading some of the works of Eduardo Galeano, José Luis Sampedro and Olga Lucas. Here is a rough translation from Eduardo Galeano’s El libro de los abrazos, The Book of Embraces, a book of short prose and meditations first published in 1991. Galeano’s writing … Continue reading Future Traditions: A Translation from Uruguayan Author Eduardo Galeano

Climate Change in West Oakland: Molly Presson

Editor’s note: This story comes to us from Molly Presson, a college classmate of mine. Molly studied Politics and Environmental Studies at Whitman College.  She currently resides in Oakland, CA. Editorial A community that experiences high levels of poverty, homelessness and joblessness also experiences unusually high levels of pollution.  West Oakland illustrates the parallel forces that … Continue reading Climate Change in West Oakland: Molly Presson