Bill McKibben: On climate, Wall Street out-Orwells Orwell

BlackRock’s C.E.O. says divestment from fossil-fuel stocks would be “greenwashing.”
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How Prince Charles’s “Terra Carta” aims to impact climate change

Prince Charles, heir apparent to the British crown, has asked the world's CEOs to guarantee the rights of nature in capitalism.


Corona, climate, chronic emergency; what would nature do?

A bromide-laden view of the threats to the planet, by Ruth DeFries, is less convincing than Andreas Malm's call for an urgent reform of capitalism.


Naomi Klein: The Great Reset conspiracy smoothie

A viral conspiracy theory blends together legitimate critiques with truly dangerous anti-vaccination fantasies and outright coronavirus denialism.

The Ministry for the Future, by Kim Stanley Robinson, is the most important book I’ve read in 2020

How climate change will force humanity to rethink capitalism, borders, terrorism, and currency.

A reset for unprecedented times

Buen Vivir is both a philosophy and a lived practice that puts Earth at the center of “the Good Life.”

Jane Goodall: ‘Unless we move together toward a new, greener economy… we’re doomed’

Jane Goodall launches a collection with Crate & Barrel to get children thinking about the environment as early as possible. Here, she talks to us about the collection, why capitalism is broken, and how young people can help save the planet.


Matthew Rozsa: The candidates don't get it: from pandemics to climate change, the real problem is capitalism itself

The state of facts and evidence proves that capitalism is condemning millions upon millions to hopeless poverty, rendering us incapable of effectively coping with manageable problems like a pandemic and literally destroying the planet. Unless that reality becomes part of our mainstream political discourse, humanity is doomed.


How do we change? Big ideas to protect the planet

What would a truly sustainable economy look like? Should nature be given legal rights? In this series, DW explores ideas with the potential to revolutionize our understanding of the ecological crisis.


The pitchforks are coming if we don’t reform capitalism, says Davos founder

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, says that if you don’t want a revolution, it’s time to use the government to more strongly regulate businesses, address climate change, and fix income inequality.
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Davos founder Klaus Schwab says we must reform capitalism

Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum, says that if you don’t want a revolution, it’s time to use the government to more strongly regulate businesses, address climate change, and fix income inequality.

John Kerry takes the climate change fight to Wall Street

The former US secretary of state is involved in a fund launched on the NY Stock Exchange that is attempting to set a global price for carbon emissions.


Giveaways created a poverty sinkhole. Then the virus hit

Property tax giveaways to oil companies and entrenched poverty around Louisiana refineries help tell the story of race and disease in an American energy hub at a time when the coronavirus is spiking in the South.


Capitalism incompatible with climate action, survey suggests

The current economic system is not compatible with the fight against global warming and the authorities need to make businesses join the fight, if necessary by force, according to a majority of the respondents in a recent poll.

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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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