30 Sep '17, 7am

How to Act on Climate Change in a Post-Truth World - Sierra Magazine

Shortly after President George W. Bush withdrew the United States from the Kyoto Protocol , longtime New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert decided it was time to get clear on the debate around global warming. “I thought, ‘Either this is a really big deal—in which case it’s being horrifically under-covered—or it isn’t, in which case we could forget about it,” Kolbert says. She set off to Alaska and Greenland, met with top atmospheric scientists, and quickly learned that the vast majority of scientists had arrived at a consensus: our world was changing. Her resulting three-part series in 2005, “The Climate of Man,” took readers to the front lines of climate change and became the basis of a seminal tome on the topic: Field Notes From a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change (2006). Field Notes galvanized conversations around climate action, policy, and research. It was al...

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