Politics

The politics of climate change are becoming increasingly polarized. Find out how politics and climate action interact on a local, national and global scale. 

8 hours 8 min ago

Last month, we in Cambridge MA were lucky to have a powerhouse panel discussion on the current state of understanding, communicating about, and taking effective action on climate change. A video of it has just been posted, and it's as good as I remember it!

https://vimeo.com/216194038 

Here's how session organizer UnDark describes it:

6 days 5 hours ago

What are the most important things -- or the most practical, or the highest impact -- that we can do to prevent catastrophic climate change?

It turns out that many have little or nothing to do with renewable energy, high tech and massive infrastructure projects.

The single most impactful solution? Around the world, educate girls and give them access to family planning.

6 days 7 hours ago

Just finished J Purdy’s After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene – which makes clear that a sharp distinction between humans and “nature” is no longer useful or accurate. 

6 days 18 hours ago

Unless you think climate change is alt.news manufactured in China, you realize that our steady march towards +2 degrees or more is no longer a scientific question or even a technological challenge, but a political problem. If so, a question arises: what's the right framework for a political solution? Let me offer three choices: 

1 month 2 weeks ago

MIT Tech Review

New measures are being introduced across Europe to combat the use of diesel cars in their cities.