“A Crisis into a Catastrophe”: How to Frame the Economic Meltdown — and Global Warming

Tuesday Steven Chu, the newly-appointed Secretary of Energy, warned that if global warming is not slowed, California agriculture could be destroyed this century. He told the Los Angeles Times: California's farms and vineyards could vanish by the end of the century, and its major cities could be in jeopardy, if Americans do not act toContinue reading ““A Crisis into a Catastrophe”: How to Frame the Economic Meltdown — and Global Warming”

The American Southwest: A Disaster in Ultra Slo-Mo

Desertification is a disaster in ultra slo-mo, which is why the drying up of the American Southwest has gotten perhaps 1/25th the coverage of Katrina. The New York Times features the issue in the Sunday magazine, with a superb cover picture by Simon Norfolk. Writer Dan Gertner appears to have spent most of his timeContinue reading “The American Southwest: A Disaster in Ultra Slo-Mo”