Today, solar power merely fuels capitalism and imperialism. But drawing power from the sun is so radical it might transform that status quo.
Tag: Climate Change
How did capitalism waste the crucial decades when climate change could have been halted? By fixating on—and downplaying—“risk.”
Three new poetry collections depart on a cosmic journey to reckon with ecology and our relations to a suffering earth.
“What would it mean to create a sanctuary for all?”
“What is the range of available measures to address our catastrophic future?”
“Ecohorror” films depict nature avenging itself on humans, revealing a common but wrong-headed hope: that nature can win, even if we do nothing.
“We need food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare, but we deserve that unquantifiable, experiential thing that is education, culture, leisure, beauty, nature.”
Novelist Jesmyn Ward is known for historical grandiosity, but her long-overlooked book “Sing, Unburied, Sing” turns away from realism into the realm of generic strangeness.
Unlike us today, the Victorians who discovered this stone forest were less afraid of the future than they were of forgetting the past.
Amid this turbulent present, can poetry call attention to creative forms of survival and persistence, human and nonhuman?
“Octavia Butler teaches us,” explains Black playwright Ericka Dickerson-Despenza, “…that we have two options in Apocalypse: adapt or die.”
Once, radical artists and thinkers shook up conservatives. Now, it’s the right gleefully transgressing a “moralizing” left. What happened?
"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
Digital tech cannot stop climate change merely by “greening” individual consumption.
Energy sources shape, rather than simply serve, our social and cultural imaginaries. Recognizing this poses a different set of challenges for how we might contend with our current planetary emergency.
Climate change didn’t just wreck the planet; it closed off and reshaped the future. Even utopia—if we reach it—will be a mess.
Latin America shows how hard it is for states dependent on oil and gas—that is, practically the whole world—to break with fossil fuel capitalism.
Americans may not want to hear this, but it might be best if the US is not the country leading the world through the climate crisis.
When an increasingly uncomfortable climate forces more of life indoors, who might be forced to bear the costs?
What happens when we dismantle the monumental status of a figure like Shakespeare in the canon? What other voices rise to describe the world?