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Will Technology Solve Climate Change?

Richard Heinberg

The following is Richard Heinberg’s contribution to a two-way discussion with Adam Dorr, an environmental social scientist at the nonprofit think tank Rethinkx. The exchange was hosted by Pairagraph, a platform for written dialogue between pairs of notable individuals. For the entire exchange, click here....

Recovering from Covid

Vicki Robin

Count me among the tens of thousands of cancer survivors who’ve said, “I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, but it’s one of the best things that ever happened to me.” When I told friends, in 2004, that I had...

Insurrection, Pandemic, and Censorship

Richard Heinberg

On January 6, thousands gathered in Washington, DC to hear an inciteful speech from President Trump, then forcefully breached the US Capitol Building in an effort to disrupt the peaceful transition of presidential power—an institutional foundation of democracy. Some...

Trump and His Many Billionaire Enablers

Chuck Collins

We’ve heard plenty about the GOP members of Congress and Trump political appointees who have “enabled” Donald Trump over these four years, failing to act to stem his excesses. But what about the billionaire donors to Trump’s campaign and...

2020: The Year Consensus Reality Fractured

Richard Heinberg

Virtually everyone agrees that 2020 was an abomination. An entire industry of opinion writers is busying itself with end-of-year handwringing, scouring every online thesaurus for adjectives to express just how horrible the last twelve months have been. But what...

The Real Plan? To Make America Ungovernable

Richard Heinberg

The US presidential election of 2020 is now behind us—or is it? President Trump has yet to concede his defeat, and many Republican lawmakers have demanded recounts and backed lawsuits. Some commentators fear that the current administration is laying...

A Target of Alberta’s ‘War Room’ Fires Back

David Hughes

[Editor’s note: Last year Alberta Premier Jason Kenney established a $30-million-per-year, publicly funded “war room” to promote the oil and gas industry and slam those who don’t. Hired to run it was Tom Olsen, a veteran right-wing politico and losing candidate...