Solutions to the climate crisis inevitably collide with the capitalist system and its inherent need for endless expansion based on a ruthless drive for maximum profit.
The U.S. Forest Service's annual budget for fighting wildfires is rapidly dwindling; in fact, it may run out by the end of the month: the fires, on the other hand, will keep burning.
Writer Elizabeth Kolbert passionately describes how human destruction of ecological systems is causing a great mass extinction of biological species, including possibly humanity itself.
On the environmental front, there is a confusing and contradictory mix of bad news along with progress to celebrate.
While capitalism is a major cause of the environmental problems we face, humanity needs environmental change to start happening now - we can't wait for socialism.
In a bold and positive move, Obama emphasized the urgency of the matter, and called on students to push the issue beyond the current partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
In what could become a defining moment in environmental history, President Obama unveiled a plan on June 2 to cut carbon emissions by nearly a third within 15 years.
A heat wave and tinder-dry brush have created a dynamic, dangerous situation with the most menacing brushfires in nearly two decades.
In the eastern U.S., the number of extreme weather events, including very heavy rain events, has increased already.
Climate change is the sickness of our civilization, and the prognosis is bleak.