Author: Oliver Milman

US Climate Action Could Save Millions of Lives

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The rapidly shrinking window of opportunity for the US to pass significant climate legislation will have mortal, as well as political, stakes. Millions of lives around the world will be saved, or lost, depending on whether America manages to […]

Climate Change May Fuel “Devastating” Disease Outbreaks

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There will be at least 15,000 instances of viruses leaping between species over the next 50 years, with the climate crisis helping fuel a “potentially devastating” spread of disease that will imperil animals and people and risk further pandemics, researchers […]

EPA Prepares to Approve Bee-Killing Pesticides for 15 More Years

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The US Environmental Protection Agency is poised to allow the use of four of the most devastating chemicals to bees, butterflies and other insects to continue in America for the next 15 years, despite moves by the European Union […]

The Whole World Is Hating on Joe Manchin

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration Within the brutal machinations of US politics, Joe Manchin has been elevated to a status of supreme decision-maker, the man who could make or break Joe Biden’s presidency. Internationally, however, the Democratic senator’s new fame has been received with puzzlement and growing […]

Right-Wing Climate Denial Is Being Replaced—by Nativism

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Standing in front of the partial ruins of Rome’s Colosseum, Boris Johnson explained that a motive to tackle the climate crisis could be found in the fall of the Roman empire. Then, as now, he argued, the collapse of civilization hinged […]

A Closer Look at Joe Manchin’s Ties to the Fossil Fuel Industy

This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the tumult of negotiations over the most consequential climate legislation ever proposed in the US, there is growing scrutiny of the fossil fuel industry connections of the man poised to tear down the core of the bill—the West Virginia […]