Issues / Environment
Economists said the market would save the planet. It didn't.
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 steady track towards stability and prosperity that China and most developing countries seem to be on is driven by a new form of self-reliance.
A tribunal this year uncovered grave violations against the human, economic, and cultural rights of Filipinos by Washington and their own leaders.
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.
There's no grand, exciting solution to the war in Syria. It's going to take an endless parade of meetings where people sit and talk. And talk. And talk.
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.