Only a decisive defeat of Putinism — with its toxic mix of despotism, corruption, right-wing nationalism, and devil-may-care extractivism — would offer the world some sliver of hope when it comes to restoring some measure of planetary balance.
We can’t live without energy and we desperately do need to turn to alternatives to fossil fuels. But alternative energies are only going to be truly viable if we can also greatly reduce our energy needs, which means reconfiguring the global economy.
Are we heading for Cold War II, World War III, or possibly even World War IV (the climate destruction of this planet)? The author explores what it's meant for humanity to have taken from the gods the ability to create Armageddon.
The horrendous fire near Boulder, Colorado, is reminiscent of last year's disastrous Dixie Fire in California. Locations are different, but this is what the result of our climate crisis brings - up close and personal.
For a vast majority of Americans democracy ends when work hours begin. Most people in this country are subject, as workers, to the nearly unmediated authority of their employers, which can discipline, sanction or fire them for nearly any reason