The Oxford Review of Books

Stop the Clock

The only thing worse than a missed deadline would be for climate action to become an ever-receding goalpost, always teetering on the verge of fruition, until it is too late. The hard part about deadlines, after all, is meeting them.

Bitch Media

Still Doubt Online Harassment Is Real? Read SheRatesDogs

Accounts like hers, which serve as a kind of collective testimony, are a critical tool of resistance for women online. The presence of a watchdog, in its own small way, is flipping the script.


Language and Climate Action: An Interview with George Lakoff (in Print) Lakoff’s view what we lack is not scientific understanding or additional policy measures, but rather a new way of thinking about climate change. Filling in the missing intermediate concept of ‘systems thinking’ is a daunting task indeed, but it points to a way forward — a common understanding that could help us build a better collective future.

How Scientists Used Lasers to find the Tallest Tree in the Tropics

In ecology, tropical forests are another kind of final frontier. They are the most diverse but least understood terrestrial ecosystem on earth.

Oxford Climate Society Blog

Climate Change: The Children's Crusade

We were cut off halfway through when his seven-year-old daughter, noticing the crowd was leaving the square to march down the road, abruptly snatched the sign from her dad’s hands. “You stay here,” she told him, “I’m marching now.”

New Year's Resolutions for Climate Action

Individual action can seem daunting in the face of such a mammoth problem, but it does matter, and it doesn’t require you to move off the grid onto a solar farm on the woods. 


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This poem was nominated for Best of the Net and The Pushcart Prize by Mobius: Journal of Social Change in 2018. 

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