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The Notion of Nowhere

Where, exactly, is the middle of nowhere? What is it? “Not in or to any place; not anywhere,” if we’re to trust Google. Also: “a place that is…

Why Deny Climate Change?

Of this year’s GOP nominees, none recognize climate change as a man-made problem, or a problem at all. Their views differ from those of the men and women…

Going Nuclear on the Op-Ed Page

Does talking about how nuclear power can solve climate change actually help nuclear power solve climate change?

The Nasty Nature of Product X

Imagine; next Monday, a fresh-faced CEO announces something thrilling. He (it’s always a “he”) promises a product so transformative, so powerful, that it’ll affect everyone. Overnight, the world’s…

Who Is Responsible For Climate Change?

Climate guilt is definitely a thing. Those who feel strongest about global warming—activists, academics, “greenies”—are some of the same people who’ve benefited most from carbon-emitting systems of privilege…

The Loss of Cod and Liberty

A New England angler argues that cod have never been more abundant; that limiting their harvest is a cultural attack, not scientific necessity1. In the Gulf of Mexico,…

Are You Bothered By Extinction?

Extinction rates are difficult to measure. We don’t know exactly how many species exist, and we don’t know how fast they’re dying off, or when. Scientists have guessed….

Do Environmentalists Need Nuclear Power? An Argument For “No”

In a speech to science writers in 1954, Lewis Strauss famously predicted that every U.S. household would soon be powered by abundant nuclear energy, “too cheap to meter.”…

A Warming, Sinning World

“Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.” Psalm 51:5 Attitudes about climate change can, at times, share a certain symbolic similarity…

Do Environmentalists Need Nuclear Power? An Argument For “Yes”

Avoiding the worst consequences of climate change—the raison d’être of modern environmentalism—requires a rapid worldwide reduction in carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions. Achieving that reduction demands…