“It will no longer be enough to look back at what historically grew or lived in a place, but to anticipate, through modeling, what will be there next.”
“Visitors have always brought their illusions, preoccupations and preconceptions to Svalbard, and taken something from it in return. And it’s always been a bad deal for the Arctic.”
“It’s normal to want to repair what’s broken, folly to repair what breaks us and keeps on breaking.”
“One of history’s worst environmental disasters is now a tourist attraction. What can it teach us about the fate of humankind?”
India is experiencing an unprecedented heat wave. Dhruv Khullar describes what living and working in the extreme heat feels like, especially for the country’s poorest residents in and around Delhi. The women described headaches, exhaustion, dizziness, rashes, fever. The stench of the landfill—an acrid mixture of excrement and rotting trash—was sickening, they said, but the […]
Search and rescue teams train for the worst conditions. But the worst conditions are getting worse. Are they ready for the next big disaster?
Knowing what we now know about global warming, is procreation irresponsible?
Iceland holds a funeral for Okjökull, once a glacier, now “dead ice.”
Essayist Lacy M. Johnson attends a funeral in Iceland for “Okjökull” — once a glacier 16 square kilometers in surface, and now “only a small patch of slushy gray ice.” In personifying shrinking masses of ice — key geographical features of the area, and the planet — officials hope to impress upon people the dire […]
We can all remember a time when the wind touched us when we needed touching, pushed us along when we were unsure.