Environment

Washington Post and NPR Ignore the Rural Backlash Against Renewables

Washington Post and NPR Ignore the Rural Backlash Against Renewables

During my three decades as a reporter, I’ve seen plenty of hype and poor news coverage about renewable energy. But two recent pieces—in the Washington Post and National Public Radio, respectively—are particularly egregious. These reports demonstrate, yet again, that some of the biggest media entities in the

Robert Bryce
Robert Bryce
11 min read
Politics
Why Environmentalists Pose a Bigger Obstacle to Effective Climate Policy than Denialists

Why Environmentalists Pose a Bigger Obstacle to Effective Climate Policy than Denialists

In the recent Netflix smash hit Don’t Look Up, scientists try to warn the world about a comet hurtling towards Earth that is going to wipe out human civilization and possibly life itself. Except, no-one wants to hear the bad news: the US president is too busy with the

Maarten Boudry
Maarten Boudry
9 min read
Environment
A Perfect Storm: The Chocolate, Coffee, and Climate Crises

A Perfect Storm: The Chocolate, Coffee, and Climate Crises

The major food staples are essential to human survival. Chocolate and coffee are not essential, but try to imagine a world without them. One of the numerous concerns with climate change is that many species will lose their habitats. Scientists are projecting that, in the coming decades, this could lead

Randall Mayes
Randall Mayes
10 min read
Science / Tech
The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was

The Insect Apocalypse That Never Was

For the past four years, journalists and environmental bloggers have been churning out alarming stories that insects are vanishing, in the United States and globally. Limited available evidence lends credence to reasonable concerns, not least because insects are crucial components of many ecosystems. But the issue has often been framed

Jon Entine
Jon Entine
15 min read
Environment
Why Climate Science Is Like the Rest of Science

Why Climate Science Is Like the Rest of Science

Recent White House initiatives suggest that addressing climate change has risen to the policy forefront of government at the presidential level for the first time in US history. Last week President Biden convened an online international meeting of heads of state on the issue and committed the US to a

Lawrence M. Krauss
Lawrence M. Krauss
5 min read
Environment
Environmentalism, Trumpism, and the Working Class

Environmentalism, Trumpism, and the Working Class

The inauguration of President Biden as the 46th US President hasn’t produced quite the catharsis that Democrats (and others) had hoped for. After only a few months of one-party rule in Washington, DC—and the sputtering finale of impeachment—there should be fear among Democrats that attention will return

William Murray
William Murray
11 min read
Environment
BirthStrike: The Movement to End All Movements

BirthStrike: The Movement to End All Movements

“I love my nine-year-old son very much but knowing what I know about the future of this planet and the environment he is going to inherit… I have to be honest… if I was making that decision again I’m not sure I would make the same one. I fear

William Costello and Freya India
William Costello and Freya India
7 min read
Activism
The End of the World as We Know It?

The End of the World as We Know It?

How is the world going to end? Polls consistently show that most believe the cause will be environmental. “Climate anxiety” has reached such a fevered pitch among young people across the globe that the Lancet recently issued a special “call to action” to help with the problem. Clinicians have even

Glenn T. Stanton
Glenn T. Stanton
14 min read
Environment