Tag - Climate Change

No Wiser than Before

The world is predominantly conceptualized as split between the subjects of history (humans) and the objects of history (everything else). The undifferentiated mass of everything else – identified as nature, or the environment - is treated...

An Excerpt from Green Earth

Kim Stanley Robinson describes himself as "a patriot of the genre" of science fiction, writing at the intersection of science and politics for over three decades. Science For The People is pleased to present this excerpt from one of his...

Who Will Control the Earth’s Thermostat?

According to the most recent IPCC report, we have only twelve years to drastically reduce emissions if we’re to keep the earth’s temperature rise from surpassing  1.5º Celsius. The dire conclusions of the report and the daunting task we...

Fire and Plantations in Portugal

Devastating wildfires are increasingly a feature of summers across the globe, and their intensity and scale have been linked directly to climate change in a number of recent publications. Longer fire seasons, coupled with heatwave and...

Making War on the Planet

A short fuse is burning. At the present rate of global emissions, the world is projected to reach the trillionth metric ton of cumulative carbon emissions, breaking the global carbon budget, in less than two decades. This would usher in a...

Barry Commoner’s Science for the People

Commoner was not simply a biologist who happened to call for social change. He was a skilled organizer, committed to thoroughgoing change in social and economic conditions because he saw change in these arenas as the way to create an...