If we get lucky on November 3, climate advocates will be confronted with a dramatically different political landscape in 2021. For the first time in at least a decade — and arguably for the first time ever — public will and politics in the United States will align behind climate…


The climate plan released yesterday by House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis is a thoughtful, detailed plan. But it is not a plan for limiting global warming to 1.5˚C. The plan just doesn’t cut carbon pollution fast enough.

The final global temperature we reach depends on the total carbon…


Where police violence is invisible

San Francisco police have a long and brutal history of killing, a practice of murder by law enforcement that extends right up to the present. But you wouldn’t know it from talking to most of the white and wealthy residents who make up much of…


That’s A Good Thing

The Yale Project on Climate Change tests public opinion on global warming. A dive into the thick report issued this week surfaces new data that relates to one of the longest running and most frustrating debates in the work to stop climate change: “is hope or…


Presidential candidate Joe Biden has been widely criticized recently for his plan to address climate change. One prominent climate group went so far as to grade the plan as an F.


Selling the City to Uber

Today San Francisco voters will decide the fate of Prop D., a ballot measure to enact a very small sales tax on Uber and Lyft rides. …


The Expanding Bullsh*t Effect

Tropical storm Barry has provided another opportunity to roll out the latest fancy for the climate confused, a new meme called the “expanding bull’s eye effect” that downplays the role of climate change in extreme weather disasters.

The meme is built around a nifty (if misleading)…


NYT Magazine’s Nathaniel Rich Goes Full Pogo

According to Jake Silverstein, the editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine, “the August 5 issue of @NYTmag will be dedicated entirely to a single story, a captivating, revelatory history about the decade we almost stopped climate change, but didn’t.”

And the breathless hype doesn’t stop there, Silverstein…


What We Know

It may be months, if ever, before a formal modeling study is conducted to quantify exactly how much global warming fueled the unprecedented rainfall that drove the historic floods in Houston.

However, we already know quite a lot about how climate change is currently driving trends in…


By Hunter Cutting

After decades of carbon pollution and deforestation, record-breaking temperatures and extreme weather are now part of the new normal. From the flooding in the Carolinas to the wildfires in California, the landscape of our lives has changed.

Soberanes wildfire, the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history at more than $250 million

We see the signs of warming everywhere: in temperature readings…

Hunter Cutting

A writer working, sailing, and raising a family in San Francisco @huntercutting

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