Opinion

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How to weather the next few years of climate change

Our world is changing as we fiddle with climate change denier nonsense while watching the oceans rise, acidify and lose oxygen, and extreme drought and weather slap us.

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Climate change shows the global stakes of the November elections

The whole Republican pack is shamelessly doing the political bidding of the energy giants.

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Henry David Thoreau: Bright glows the pond

Like all giants of the past, Henry David Thoreau writes in a different period of time but speaks to us today.

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For this worker, Indian Point nuclear leak was no surprise

As an ironworker you can end up working in some interesting places; Indian Point nuclear plant, about an hour north of New York City along the Hudson River, was one of them.

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Western lands and the “material out of which countries are made”

The people of the West have so far rebuffed the militias' agenda, for which the entire nation should be grateful. 

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Michigan poisons poor to save a few bucks

Flint residents are Americans, but they are forgotten; state officials led by Gov. Snyder have shown that they consider the residents disposable.

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Harney County residents say go home Bundy

The Bundy-led right-wing militia grouplet has little support among local residents for their call to arms; they do not want them there.

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Climate change and oil portfolios: Divesting in the future

Methodists linked arms with more than 500 campaigns pushing for divestment by colleges, universities, faith communities, state and local retirement funds, and foundations.

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Thank you Pope Francis for talking about climate change

Pope Francis has brought a voice into the discussion around climate change that is merging the voices of science, religion, and politics.

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The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Any real climate change program must deal with a triple challenge, which can only be met by global agreement to replace competition with cooperation.

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