Tag: climate change

Dharavi India
Reporting

Population Aplomb: Real Ecological Disaster Is In Oprah’s Purse

Carolyn Lochhead opens her recent sprawling indictment of human population growth as the driver of global environmental destabilization with a raft of Texas-specific statistics. Strung together with hardly a verb or adjective to buffer the cold facts, it imparts an unshakeable sense of despair: “196 endangered or threatened species, severe […]

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San Antonio Trailing In National ‘Clean Tech Leadership’ Rankings

San Antonio (and Houston, and Dallas, and Austin) have made important strides in building increasingly sustainable cities rich in low-polluting clean-tech technologies and developing carbon-reduction strategies. San Antonio’s CPS Energy and Austin’s Austin Energy continue to lead nationally in green-power sales, for instance, and important weatherization efforts, electric-vehicle charging stations, […]

Jakarta
Analysis

Beyond Climate: Anthropocene Demands Action on Spiking Global Inequalities

Beware of plutocrats speaking of Spaceship Earth — Eddie Yuen LAWRENCE, Kansas — The “great acceleration” of our global environmental crisis — one so often condensed into the language of climate change and prescribed a restorative diet of local organic food, shuttering of polluting coal plants, and minor personal austerities […]

Crescent Hills Subdivision
Analysis

Bat Attack! Why Saving Humanity Means Saving Mexican Free-Tailed Bats

“By [2050], it is extremely likely that Earth’s life-support systems, critical for human prosperity and existence, will be irretrievably damaged by the magnitude, global extent, and combination of these human-caused environmental stressors, unless we take concrete, immediate actions to ensure a sustainable, high-quality future” – Maintaining Humanity’s Life Support Systems […]

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Today’s Day of Prayer Demands Sermons on Climate Science

Every piece of this is man’s bullshit. They call this war a cloud over the land. But they made the weather and then they stand in the rain and say ‘Shit, it’s raining!’ – Cold Mountain Faith, it has been said, is evidence of things unseen. Just as hunger signals […]

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Analysis

Texas Greyhound Failing Bicyclists: My Open Letter

To improve the air quality of our cities and fight climate change at home, we could use some help from the folks at Greyhound. Despite policies that allow for the transport of bicycles on their buses, Greyhound employees are not prepared to make it happen. Bike boxes are not stocked, […]

Analysis

Valero’s Dirty Record Spills Onto Charity Golf Green

Greg Harman I’ve been known to tap out some disgusted words about major SA employer, Valero Energy. There was a time the petrochemical company was buying (and begging) its way into the biodiesel universe and unwary and optimistic enviros may have thought the nation’s largest refiner could be planning to transform itself […]

Analysis

‘Clean’ Coal Sticks Its Snout Under San Antonio’s Tent

In the slow-motion planetary train wreck that is fossil-fuel-derived climate disruption — whether you call it global warming, global ‘weirding,’ or a worldwide conspiracy of the labcoat class — no one factor ranks higher in the blame game than coal. Once burned, the dark rock we level mountains for releases […]