Pope Francis calls us to internalize the planet's pain.
Nineteenth-century agrarians believed that community is more important than the individual and solidarity is more important than profit.
Trump and the RNC platform have little to say about climate action. Yet many steps we could take are inherently conservative.
Harvesting wild greens always returns me to our species' hunter-gatherer roots. Not so long ago, this is what people did the world over.
Going into the Paris climate summit, many nations remain sketchy about their commitments. But several things are new since the Kyoto Protocol.
As the first Advent candle is lit, world leaders will be making their way to Paris to try to create a climate treaty.
Just before the papal encyclical on the environment was released, the hype in environmental circles matched that for Taylor Swift’s latest music video. (To be clear: “Bad Blood” deserves the hype.) Who will Laudato Si’ affect the most? What will its rationale be? What sort of reception will it get? Most importantly: will it matter? With international climate talks again looming and considerable activist pressure on President Obama, the pope’s timing couldn’t be better. While some may dismiss his office as more pomp than power, Francis has been throwing his weight around where he can—and for good.
In Oslo, the freeze-thaw cycle of a warm winter made my bike commute unpleasant. Elsewhere, it's a matter of survival.
A friend recently announced that he had given up hope for the human race. There are days when I find myself thinking about this a lot.