Tag Archives: climate change

Five Modern Crusoes

1. It’s not easy being modern. Consider his first surprise: though the shipwreck goes exactly as expected, and no one can complain about the authentic way the waves thrash him around Continue reading

The Omnicene

Back in 1991, I pitched a different name for this time on Earth. That was the year before the Earth Summit in Rio produced the first climate treaty. I’d been reporting Continue reading

Faster Than We Thought

An excerpt from The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a changing climate, edited by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen. I grew up in Qatar, a tiny peninsula off the Continue reading

The Age of Stolen Salt

Salt is an ancestor. Older than ocean, old as stars. Salt flows through your saltwater body even now like blood, as blood. Salt is nonnegotiable, necessary for the working of every Continue reading