Issues / Energy
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.
Obama's made a lot of Faustian bargains over the last seven years. But given his likely successors, what we got over the last two terms may be as good as it gets.
Will the landmark UN climate deal mark a turning point in the fight against climate change? The devil's in the details.
The leaders of fossil fuel companies are personally incentivized to keep their firms on a path of climate destruction.
Without concrete, enforceable emissions targets and transition financing, the Paris climate talks will only deepen our climate crisis.
Thousands of government representatives from the 20 nations met recently to deepen neoliberalism and kick the can on climate change, and all we got was another viral cat video.
So far, UN climate change conferences have sidestepped the real business of keeping fossil fuels in the ground.
America's leading Sunni ally was propagating a violent, sectarian religious ideology long before ISIS came on the scene.
Even as governments set climate targets, they're working hard to expand the extractive global economy with measures that could deepen the climate crisis.
America’s leading Sunni ally is proving how easily hubris, delusion, and old-fashioned ineptitude can trump even bottomless wealth.