Environment / Climate

The subject matter is the whole planet. There are many potential ways to discuss this. Scientifically: What’s happened in the past, what’s happening now, what’s predicted to happen? Culturally: How do people understand it? How do they talk about it? Educationally: Do we understand it correctly? Is there a better way of thinking about this? Ethically: What should we do?

Let’s start here. How we think of nature, which is our nature as well as the nature of all living beings and nonliving things.

  1. When the planet is “cognitively trapped” as “the environment” (Medium)
  2. Nature: matter or mater? (DD)
  3. When ‘nature’ symbolizes life itself and human existence (DD)
  4. Nature seen as apart from humanity (DD)
  5. Quotes on the human attempt to dominate nature (DD)
  6. Anti-oppressive ecological thinking (DD)
  7. Quotes: We need to be space age ‘crew’ who ‘think like an ecosystem’ (DD)
  8. Against ecological catastrophe, all of humanity should be playing on the same side (DD)
  9. Under the Sky We Make: How to Be Human in a Warming World by Kimberly Nicholas (Booxify)
  10. I’m trans, and I did not consent for this to be done to my body (Medium)


  1. Asking for activists in the climate emergency (DD)
  2. What will be the next environmental disaster to punctuate our equilibrium? (DD)


  1. Why We’re So Bad at Solving Long-Term Problems (on The Optimist’s Telescope by Bina Venkataraman) (Medium)
  2. What projects can help us reach climate goals? (DD)
  3. Do we give up on a livable planet because the government isn’t handling it? (DD)
  4. Scientists say we have to do everything we can to cut emissions, “including supply-side cuts” (DD)
  5. Oil and gas company profits (DD)


  1. Suggest ‘climate and mental health’ books on Twitter


  1. Over one century of the science of human-caused climate change (DD)
  2. A Brief History of How the Industrial Revolution Changed the World by Thomas Crump (Medium)
  3. The Discovery of Global Warming by Spencer R. Weart (GR)
  4. The Ages of Gaia by James Lovelock (Booxify)
  5. Gotham Unbound: The Ecological History of Greater New York by Ted Steinberg (GR)


  1. Climate is a national security issue (DD)
  2. War may change how we rely on big oil (Medium)


  1. Earthpocalypse isn’t a ‘marginal’ cost: Or, economics doesn’t crunch ‘environment’ well
    On El planeta, nuestro cuerpo by Martí Boada and Víctor M. Toledo (Medium)
  2. Calculating the financial value of a habitable planet (DD)
  3. Growth of what, for what? (DD)
  4. Will major corporations reach net-zero emissions? (DD)
  5. Yes, climate change is expensive (Medium)
  6. Climate change will reduce U.S. GDP by 10 percent by the end of the 21st century (DD)
  7. Why don’t we have more spending on climate action? (DD)
  8. How IIJA, CHIPS, and IRA may affect climate (DD)
  9. December 2017 energy news: Bail out coal, let oil and gas keep releasing methane (DD)
  10. Oil and gas company profits (DD)

Species and habitat

  1. A ‘sentinel species’ provides an early indicator when an ecosystem is failing (DD)
  2. UN, 2022: 1 million species will go extinct (DD)
  3. Alaska, 2022: One Billion Crabs Have Had It (Medium)
  4. If we made space for wild animals: On the Akedah (The Binding of Isaac) (Medium)
  5. Climate solution: Mangroves and salt marshes (DD)

Reducing personal consumption

  1. ‘Climate lockdown’: On reducing personal consumption (DD)
  2. The 125 richest people on Earth hold investments with the carbon footprints of a whole country (DD)
  3. Plastitar: A new kind of pollution (DD)
  4. Household plants can come in “bio-pots” instead of plastic (DD)

Scientific solutions

  1. Darkling beetle larvae can eat Styrofoam (DD)
  2. The limits of carbon dioxide removal (DD)
  3. Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SI): A way to lower global temperatures (DD)

Policy solutions

  1. U.S. on trial for responsibility for climate change: ‘Juliana v. United States’ (DD)
  2. U.S. Republicans plan to lower CO2 by raising it (DD)
  3. Climate legislation wins in the US (DD)

What’s actually happening

  1. Is 2°C warming inevitable? (DD)
  2. The Arctic is heating (DD)
  3. Ben See: ‘Ice climatologists: we’ve lost Earth’s ice sheets’ (DD)
  4. Amazon deforestation: Comments from Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia (DD)
  5. Amazon deforestation update in Brazil (2022) (DD)
  6. Heatwave in Europe (2022) (DD)
  7. Climate updates (Oct 2022) (DD)
  8. Recent climate tweets (Oct 2022) (DD)
  9. Recent climate tweets 1 (Nov 2022) (DD)
  10. Recent climate tweets 2 (Nov 2022) (DD)
  11. The Atlas of a Changing Climate by Brian Buma (Medium)
  12. Nuestro planeta, nuestro futuro by Manuel Rodriguez Becerra (GR)
  13. Eye-popping climate headlines from 2018 and 2019 (DD)


  1. Did you ignore climate change today? (DD)
  2. We’re living under the Cult of Climate Inaction. It doesn’t have to be like this. (DD)
  3. Bruno Latour’s reaction to climate denialism (a 2018 article) (DD)
  4. Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall (GR)
  5. How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate by Andrew J. Hoffman (Medium)


  1. How modern readers react to nature in literature (DMB)
  2. Real Sugar is Hard to Find by Sim Kern (Medium)
  3. How We Are Where We Are on Rift Zone and Last West by Tess Taylor (Medium)