Finally someone has come out and said it. We’re too selfish to make the sacrifices required to turn around global warming. Nobody wants to say this, because we want to hope that there is still time the naysayers and deniers and ignorant and indifferent– most of the world’s population, including some very rich adamant anti-warmists– …Read More
according to the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change :
see this distressing article by the Mexican poet and long-time champion of the butterflies Homer Aridjis and Lincoln Brower, whose race to find the winter hibernaculum of the monarchs in Mexico I wrote about in Vanity Fair in 1999 (it’s posted in the butterflies section to the left, second story). Please read this and pass …Read More
now we got to keep an eye on the sky in case we get bombed with fish or frogs falling out of waterspouts, which are tornadoes moving over and sucking up the contents of lakes, ponds, rivers, and other bodies of water, and which the latest report of the International Panel on Climate Change (the …Read More
As it appeared originally in Vanity Fair’s May Green issue.
Eveny reindeer herders in the Tomponski district of far eastern Siberia. The melting of the permafrost is threatening their ancient way of life. Photographs by Subhankar Banerjee.
On August 2, 2007, two 26-foot-long Russian submersibles, Mir-1 and Mir-2, descended through a hole in the ice at the …Read More
By Alex Shoumatoff
January 10, 2006. A somewhat different version of this appeared in the winter 2006 Onearth magazine.
Five of the ten days I was in Mali last March, I never saw the sun. It was blotted out by an epic dust cloud that spread hundreds of miles in every direction, borne by the harmattan, the …Read More
By Alex Shoumatoff
A somewhat different version of this appeared in the September-October 2005 Audubon Magazine.
In the l970s I was the resident naturalist at a nature sanctuary in Mount Kisco, New York, an hour north of the city. On our Sunday morning bird walks we noticed species that were unusual in this far north, : …Read More
Four years after this conference, it is 50 degrees in Montreal in December, which just experienced the warmest October and November on record, like much of eastern North America. Al Gore, the great white hope for the environment, is history at the moment, but he may rise again from the ashes. In any case, we …Read More