Unflinching honestly about our ancestors’ involvement in slavery, lynchings, and other forms of white supremacist violence is necessary to interrupt today’s resurgence of racist killings in the U.S.
Direct payments, Green Climate Fund assistance, and torching of tax havens are necessary to begin repairing the damage of slavery and colonialism that set the world on course with destruction, writes Olúfémi Táíwò in his book, ‘Reconsidering Reparations.’
Rather than argue over how differently some of us are supporting people based on where they come from, we should argue over the strategies needed to move from “Ukrainian refugees welcome” to “all refugees welcome” and “freedom of movement.”
It turns out that doomsday-ism isn’t a winning strategy. These lessons from four climate influencers point to a better way.
Texas-based reporters, activists, and academics told us what they’re watching—or hope to be watching —in 2022.
Two generations of energy workers—from Big Oil to environmental safety—discuss how their family has responded to the climate emergency.
Power plants without insulation failed, leading to sustained blackouts. But poor insulation in homes across the state made it even harder to stay warm. Amal Ahed | Texas Observer This story was published in partnership with Southerly. When the temperature dropped into the single digits last Monday night, Edilisa wrapped […]
Marijuana legalization advocates and members of community groups attend a rally against marijuana arrests in front of One Police Plaza on June 13, 2012 in New York City. The New York City Council is set to vote on a resolution that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in […]