By Lucy Jones in GQ….The founder of the Deep Adaptation movement – which predicts that climate change will lead to nothing less than social collapse – has divided climate scientists and supercharged protest movements. Critics call him a doomsayer. Others say he’s the only one acknowledging the truth
The worst-case scenario for drought on the Colorado River
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Climate, fiction, and the future
Artists have a long history of channeling social change into their works, shaping our cultures, societies, and institutions. When informed by science, this becomes a powerful tool for action.
In the matter Re: Rights of Nature — A Staged Hearing
Khoj International Artists’ Association and Zuleikha Chaudhari’s recent project, In the matter Re: Rights of Nature took the form of a fictional National Green Tribunal (NGT) hearing exploring the relationship between the air pollution of Delhi / National Capital Region (NCR) and the stubble burning phenomena which occurs annually in the neighbouring states of Punjab and Haryana.
The Amazon’s largest isolated tribe is dying
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The man who leaked the pentagon papers is scared
Daniel Ellsberg, now 91, says “I’m leaving a world in terrible shape and terrible in all ways that I’ve tried to help make better during my years.”
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People who are raised in the industrial world and who get enthused about systems thinking are likely to make a terrible mistake.
The barefoot guide to coping with floods by HOMEF
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Greta Thunberg: ‘the world is getting more grim by the day’
There is genuinely no precedent in the modern history of geopolitics for the climate activist Greta Thunberg.
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An anthropologist explores whether Lebanese turning to solar power is a story of resilience, environmental triumph, or something else.
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Over the past two decades, Earth Jurisprudence has challenged the dominant conception of law and ethics, inspiring innovative legal provisions at local, national and international level that recognise humans’ participation in, and responsibility to, the wider web of life.
The collapse of insects
The most diverse group of organisms on the planet are in trouble, with recent research suggesting insect populations are declining at an unprecedented rate.
For planet Earth, this might be the start of a new age
A panel of experts has spent more than a decade deliberating on how, and whether, to mark a momentous new epoch in geologic time: our own.
Deforestation brings bat-borne virus home to roost
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Almost 8,000 US shootings attributed to unseasonable heat
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A 13-minute documentary with scientists Paul Ehrlich, Tony Barnosky, Liz Hadly, and Gerardo Ceballos.