“The human capacity for oxymoronic optimism will literally take your breath away if you’re among the millions living downwind from the dumps.”
The city’s ports may be physically located in the imperial core—inside the barricades of the USA—but their tendrils span the globe.
Our scorching planetary age results from the conjoined forces of colonial extractivism, fossil capitalism, and postcolonial developmentalism.
“It is fanciful to invest too much faith in the isolated act of reading – the stimulated, inspired or entertained brain does not store carbon.”
Today, solar power merely fuels capitalism and imperialism. But drawing power from the sun is so radical it might transform that status quo.
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.
“Ecohorror” films depict nature avenging itself on humans, revealing a common but wrong-headed hope: that nature can win, even if we do nothing.
Unlike us today, the Victorians who discovered this stone forest were less afraid of the future than they were of forgetting the past.
“The everyday ways that people challenge environmental destruction can be quite powerful.”
Many landowners view themselves as environmental stewards. But can the environment ever be protected within the frame of private property?
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.
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.
What should climate-change writing be? What is its ambition as it moves forward?
Human bodies in deep water feel nature’s power and our own relative weakness. As seas rise, we should heed the swimmers.
By making familiar objects strange, two new books of poetry reveal the limits of overly simple critique.
Both left and right employ “speculative nonfiction” to imagine the world after climate change. But who will win the battle of the futurists?
The Impossible™ burger does pollute less. But does this matter, in the face of capitalism’s continued control of the global food system?
“First: Why are we not making more progress? Second: Why do so many people hate environmentalists?”
"Greenturgy" orients a theatrical production toward the play's environment. And every play has one.