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Climate Change

  1. early and often
    Senators Can Grumble, But Joe Manchin Is Getting His RewardThough there is some bipartisan opposition to Manchin’s proposal to streamline energy-project approval, nobody wants a government shutdown right now.
  2. the left
    Why Can’t the Left Take the W?The perils of failing to claim Joe Biden’s victories as your own.
  3. early and often
    Senate Democrats Finally Get Their Big Climate, Health Care, and Tax Bill DoneAn overview of what’s in the Inflation Reduction Act and what last-minute changes were made.
  4. apocalypse wow
    The Bodies Are Piling Up in Lake MeadWith three bodies found in the disappearing reservoir since May, climate change could be a crime story in the Southwest.
  5. extreme heat
    Fires Break Out Around London As Heat Wave Sets U.K. Temperature RecordEurope’s historic heat wave is breaking more temperature records while firefighters struggle to contain wildfires in France, Spain, and Portugal.
  6. early and often
    Supreme Court Ends Term by Sabotaging Fight Against Climate ChangeThe finale to this devastating term was a landmark decision by conservative justices limiting the EPA’s ability to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions.
  7. business
    When Smoke Gets in Your WineGrowers, vintners, and scientists are scrambling to protect California’s prized Napa Cab from the aftertaste of wildfires.
  8. life after warming
    ‘We Woke Up and We Lost Half Our Water’It’s the first major test of the American political system’s ability to collaboratively adapt to climate change.
  9. life after warming
    After Two Years, Extinction Rebellion Returns“No one should be holding back. Because we have everything to lose.”
  10. climate change
    Once Again, Environmentalists Are Sabotaging Climate ProgressThanks to conservationist opposition to nuclear and hydropower, New York’s carbon emissions could surge in the coming years.
  11. politics
    The Grim Lesson of Congress’s Failure to Sustain COVID FundingIf we can’t prioritize public health after a pandemic kills 977,000 Americans, how will we ever prioritize climate change?
  12. intelligencer chats
    How Bad Is the Ukraine War for Climate Change?Russia’s brutal invasion may hasten the West’s clean-energy transition, but its short-term effects on the planet will be damaging.
  13. politics
    Republicans Have a Built-in Advantage When Gas Prices RiseDemocrats are stuck with complicated arguments reconciling economic and environmental priorities. Republicans can just chant, “Drill, baby, drill.”
  14. tomorrow
    Why Is the World Ignoring the Latest U.N. Climate Report?The creeping normalization of the apocalypse.
  15. energy policy
    Here’s How Biden Can Lower Gas PricesWithout undermining his climate goals.
  16. politics
    Manchin Makes Biden a Good Offer. But Will Sinema Buy It?The West Virginian is inclined to okay Biden tax proposals that the Arizonan has vetoed in the past. Something’s got to give for anything to get done.
  17. environment
    Lessons From My Year of Pests and VerminSince leaving New York, battling household intruders has become my new normal. Weirdly, all the ants, flies, and mice have made me feel more human.
  18. climate change
    Let’s Fight Climate Change Without Eating BugsThe New York Times says if we want to save the planet, we need to reduce demand for meat: “That’s where insects come in.” What’s wrong with beans?
  19. sports
    The Winterless OlympicsIt’s probably not a good sign that all the skiing and snowboarding events at the Beijing games will rely entirely on artificial snow.
  20. our climate
    The Future of Reforestation Could Be in the SkyDrones are being used to replant forests, but not everyone’s convinced they’re the right solution.
  21. our climate
    A Simple Solution for Getting Cars Off the Road Right NowThe humble e-bike could reduce carbon emissions while improving your commute.
  22. our climate
    The World Can’t Go Green and Nuclear FreeNuclear energy is the only existing non-carbon technology that can compensate for renewables’ liabilities.
  23. our climate
    To Fight Climate Change, Bring Back State PlanningThe United States has the tools to transition to a greener economy. Why isn’t it using them?
  24. our climate
    Will Solar Geoengineering Bring Nations Together? Or Drive Them Apart?The case for reflecting sunlight to cool the earth.
  25. our climate
    Toward an Energy DemocracyWhy political transformation is necessary to combat climate change.
  26. build back better
    Give Manchin What He Wants AlreadyBefore Democrats give up on passing Biden’s climate agenda, they should see if the West Virginia senator will take yes for an answer.
  27. climate change
    Don’t Look Up Doesn’t Get the Climate CrisisIf stopping climate change just required cooperative billionaires and conscious voters, we’d already be saved.
  28. life after warming
    The Return of the Urban FirestormClimate scientist Daniel Swain explains that what happened Thursday in Colorado wasn’t a wildfire, but something potentially much scarier.
  29. politics
    The Rights Blue States May Lose If the GOP Returns to PowerToday Republicans are all about states’ rights. If they win in 2024, they’ll likely embrace federal activism on everything from abortion to voting.
  30. thus spoke manchin
    If Manchin Kills Build Back Better, This Will Be WhyThe West Virginia senator may have figured out that green-energy subsidies actually work.
  31. extreme weather
    What Is the Link Between Climate Change and the Historic Tornadoes?Climate scientists say there is growing evidence a warming world could make spates of intense tornadoes like Friday’s more common or more intense.
  32. life after warming
    This Is What Happens When One Climate Disaster Follows AnotherJust look at these images of flooding and landslides in British Columbia.
  33. extreme weather
    California Might Start Ranking Heat WavesState lawmakers want to create a three-tier ranking system to more effectively warn people about the public-health threats of extreme heat.
  34. cop26
    The New Politics of Climate HyperboleAre the world’s leaders talking a big game on climate because they want to take action, or because they don’t?
  35. inflation
    Two Big Myths About Why Energy Prices Are RisingWhy Joe Biden and climate hawks are not responsible for soaring fossil-fuel costs.
  36. war on christmas
    Why Christmas 2021 Is Already RuinedHoliday hysteria is off to an early start and there’s no shortage of things to blame, from the supply-chain crisis to Dr. Fauci to climate change.
  37. tomorrow
    The Case for Climate ReparationsA trillion tons of carbon hangs in the air, put there by the world’s rich, an existential threat to its poor. Can we remove it?
  38. tomorrow
    Weathering the WeatherMental-health professionals are trying to figure out how to talk about the climate.
  39. build back better
    Manchin Hasn’t Killed Biden’s Climate Agenda (Yet)Biden’s best green policy looks dead. But there’s still a fair amount Congress can do.
  40. intelligencer chats
    Just How Disastrous Is Manchin’s Climate Obstruction?U.S. credibility is on the line, not to mention the fate of the planet.
  41. politics
    Democrats Scramble for Climate Options After Manchin Rejects Clean-Energy PlanManchin’s opposition to a key program has reportedly upended Democrats’ climate-policy plans and forced the White House to seek alternatives.
  42. hurricane ida
    New York Doesn’t Need Its Own Forecast. It Needs a Forecast Communicator.“It’s very clear that the blatant breakdown of communication is what needs to be adjusted.”
  43. just asking questions
    ‘A Fire Age Is Upon Us’Fire historian Stephen Pyne puts the ever-worsening problem of wildfires, and humans’ relationship with fire, into context.
  44. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  45. gavin newsom recall
    Gavin Newsom and the End of the California DreamThe recall drive against the governor is something of a joke. But the frustrations with the status quo are dead serious.
  46. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  47. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  48. foreign policy
    Joe Biden’s Perfect Foreign Policy StormCOVID is raging, the Taliban are back, and the planet is on fire — an ideal opportunity for the U.S. to change the way it acts.
  49. democracy
    Liberalism and Socialism Are Both in CrisisThe past decade of global warming and right-wing advance poses an existential threat to various visions of human progress.
  50. climate change
    Humanity Hasn’t Quite Fully Screwed Itself Yet: U.N. Climate ReportCatastrophic warming is inevitable, but the IPCC says there’s still time to avoid some worst-case scenarios.
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