Trump admin expects 7 degrees warming

In an obscure government report this week, the Trump administration forecasts global temperatures will rise an average of seven degrees around the world by 2100. As the Washington Post, which broke the story, put it: Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, theContinue reading “Trump admin expects 7 degrees warming”

A true (but legal) horror — family separation

This blog mostly focuses on questions of climate, wilderness, drama and literature. Inevitably politics sneaks into the discussion, but for the most part against my wishes — my attitude as a reporter is that my opinion is no better than yours, especially on topics with which I have no personal experience. So why talk aboutContinue reading “A true (but legal) horror — family separation”

Free falling from disgrace: team Trump

The New York Times hired a new right-wing columnist about six months ago, and a couple of weeks of weeks back added a new leftist for the first time in a while, Michelle Goldberg, and what can I say but wow. She throws down almost as well as the recent Newsweek cover: So here’s where weContinue reading “Free falling from disgrace: team Trump”