Climate adaptation should not be approached with universal solutions. Designed primarily by and for affluent communities, the solutions considered best practice are often examples of “maladaptation,” causing more problems in the long term than the challenges they are trying to solve.
‘A Road Running Southward: Following John Muir’s Journey Through an Endangered Land’ is a touching elegy for nature lost to consumerism, says Lauren Sneade.
Is climate dystopia inevitable? Reviewing ‘Half Earth Socialism’ by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass
Part utopian fiction, part political philosophy, and part climate policy analysis: Bertie Harrison-Broninski reviews the ambitious new work from Verso books.
As timber becomes more widely-used in the construction industry, our assistant editor compares new timber materials to concrete and steel, asking the question ‘is wood good?’
In the last entry in our series of long reads explaining CCS, Bertie Harrison-Broninski investigates the reasons carbon capture projects have such a ropey track record.
Our assistant editor talks to the PhD students on a mission to crack low carbon cement.
In the second article in our CCS series, Bertie Harrison-Broninski explains why CCS has a different status to other saviour tech: its place in climate modelling.
Lauren Sneade takes a look inside Rio’s City Hall at the team tackling the climate crisis in a city where development is as crucial as climate action.
In the first in a new series of long reads explaining CCS, Bertie Harrison-Broninski digs into how the tech works, whether we’re on track with deployment, and what we can learn from CCS’s track record.
Polluted with waste and chemicals, and threatened by sprawling urbanisation, our rivers are dying. Some countries are giving them legal personhood for protection – will it work?