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Red Sky at Morning at Twenty: A Reflection

Red Sky at Morning at Twenty: A Reflection

Originally published in 2004, Gus Speth’s Red Sky at Morning warned the approach being taken to address global climate change was doomed to failure. In this essay, Speth reflects on the continued… READ MORE

Provincials, Light and Grass

Provincials, Light and Grass

Sumana Roy— I’d sometimes wonder whether I’d still be a provincial if I were the only person on this planet. The next immediate thought is—are there provinces on other planets?… READ MORE

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Humanity’s Group Size Problem

Paul R. Ehrlich— Many of our problems seem traceable to Homo sapiens being a small-group animal, most comfortable in collections of under 150 people or so, the so-called Dunbar’s number…. READ MORE

The Environment: Not Quite Left Out

The Environment: Not Quite Left Out

Joya Chatterji— Most people of South Asia in the 20th century had a different understanding of the environment than we have today. Today we see speak of the impending “global… READ MORE

Close Enough to Touch

Close Enough to Touch

Brooks Lamb— It’s 1999, and I’m five years old. I’m with my family in the long patch by the road, just a few hundred feet away from the four-way stop…. READ MORE

Daniel Cohan on Heat Pumps, Policy, and Optimism

Daniel Cohan on Heat Pumps, Policy, and Optimism

In Confronting Climate Gridlock, environmental engineering professor Daniel Cohan argues that escaping the gravest perils of climate change will first require American diplomacy, technological innovation, and policy to catalyze decarbonization… READ MORE

Geology of Beaches and Barrier Islands

Geology of Beaches and Barrier Islands

Patrick J. Lynch— The outstanding feature of the Middle Atlantic Coast is a segment of the world’s longest string of barrier islands, with the sounds and bays that separate these… READ MORE

Putting an End to Pests

Putting an End to Pests

John Hainze— The Endangered Species Act is one of the premier environmental laws in the United States. It offers protection for endangered and threatened organisms both large and small—from orchids… READ MORE

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