Tag Archives: Climate Change

The Last Straw

Foreign Policy has just released its annual Failed States Index, and with it my article on how climate change can make a bad situation worse. Hopelessly overcrowded, crippled by poverty, teeming with Islamist militancy, careless with its nukes—it sometimes seems … Continue reading

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Living on Earth

NPR’s Living on Earth is running a segment on Forecast this week that we recorded back in January. I talk a bit about Darfur and a bit about wine.

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Excerpts online

GlobalPost.com published excerpts of Forecast this weekend

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Link TV

I was on Link TV a little while back, talking about Forecast. We covered the impact of climate change on Darfur and the Maldives and on the Arctic and discussed Obama’s Environmental Policies.

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Australia’s Deadly Inferno

I’m off to Australia in a couple of days, for the publication of Forecast there. The first stop will be Melbourne, scene of last weekend’s bushfires–the deadliest in the country’s history. AT Global Post today I ask to what extent … Continue reading

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Brian Lehrer 11:25 a.m. EST

For those of you in New York, I’ll be on WNYC, at 11:25 am today, talking with Brian Lehrer talking about Forecast, and about starting with the newly launched Global Post as a correspondent for climate change and the environment. … Continue reading

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For Which it Stands

Check out my contribution to Global Post’s package on America on the eve of a new administration. It begins: SAN FRANCISCO — Bangladesh may be the place in the world most threatened by climate change. A desperately poor population—half the … Continue reading

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Forecast Reviewed

The first reviews of Forecast have been . . . . . very complimentary! Fred Pearce, writing in Orion Magazine says Well worth the carbon footprint of its publication … The most perceptive [book] so far about [climate change’s] growing … Continue reading

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Top 10 Places Already Affected by Climate Change

Scientific American has put up a list of the top 10 places already affected by climate change, adapted from Forecast: The Consequences of Climate Change, from the Amazon to the Arctic, from Darfur to Napa Valley. It starts: Cities deep … Continue reading

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Phenomenon – Ice Free

The New York Times Magazine has just published my article Greenland’s plan to ride global warming into independence. Greenland’s ice sheet represents one of global warming’s most disturbing threats. The vast expanses of glaciers — massed, on average, 1.6 miles … Continue reading

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