As the world moves toward its 26th UN Climate Change Conference, and deadlines for ending climate pollution grow nearer, a focus on historical debt is growing. Simon Evans | Carbon Brief Historical responsibility for climate change is at the heart of debates over climate justice. History matters because the cumulative […]
eports back from this year’s ASLE conference, highlighting the work of First Nations ‘fish philosopher’ Zoe S. Todd and geographer/sound artist AM Kanngeiser.
Earth could exceed 1.5°C of global warming – the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists.
To stop the destruction of life on this planet, international criminal codes must expand beyond human-focused war crimes and genocide to include ecocide—recognizing non-human life has inherent value. Heather Alberro & Luigi Daniele A movement of activists and legal scholars is seeking to make “ecocide” an international crime within the […]
The Israeli occupation of Palestine has meant not only a human rights crisis but an “environmental Nakba”: destruction of waterways, collapse of biodiversity, rise of toxic pollution, and unjust access to water. But grassroots movements for environmental justice are working to overcome the ‘causalities of the colonial occupation’ in Palestine […]
For Indigenous scholar Robin Wall Kimmerer, Western grammatical norms of using “it” to refer to more-than-human relatives absolve settler cultures of moral responsibility for exploiting and dominating nature. Here’s what we can say instead, drawn from Kimmerer’s native Anishinaabe. Robin Wall Kimmerer Singing whales, talking trees, dancing bees, birds who […]
This week, a blast of Arctic air has engulfed much of the central US, bringing freezing conditions and record low temperatures to many states. Texas, in particular, has been badly affected, with grid operators hit by power outages and struggling to provide electricity to millions of residents. The events have […]
Marisol Cortez Y’all know Deceleration is Texas based, so like millions of others around the state, we just survived brutal Arctic storms followed by a near-collapse of the electric grid—brought about by centuries of secessionist ideology and decades of deregulation—on the heels of water and food shortages. All things considered, […]