Climate Change

Backtalk: It’s the End of the World and We Know It

This week, Dahlia and Amy are talking about climate change. Climate science consistently shows we must curb our greenhouse gas emissions ASAP in order to stop the exponential damage to the environment, which will most likely create global climate devastation by 2050. Though we can live more conscientiously, it’s also up to governmental bodies to set policies and regulations that can create larger change. The fight against climate change can feel hopeless, but at least we’re in this together. June is Pride month and in Amy vs. Dahlia, they discuss the worst co-opting of the celebration: Is it the upcoming Straight Pride parade or how brands are unabashedly performing allyship to sell you shit? Text “pride” to 503-855-6485 share your feelings!

No Safe Haven: When Natural Disasters Strike Behind Prison Walls

Freedom of movement should be a human right, and yet even in the face of terrifying hurricanes, tsunamis, or wildfires, evacuation of inmates is a decision left to the mercy of local and federal officials. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: It’s Too Fucking Cold

It’s so cold that Hell froze over. For real. Read more »

Expensive Denial: The Rising Cost of Ignoring Climate Change

At the heart of climate-change denial is a multibillion-dollar strategy to help rich, white men get richer at the expense of poor women. Read more »

Misogynoir and Climate Change: Part IV—How Disaster Relief Fails Black Women

When we compound the realities of women’s disproportionate risks during disasters and Black people’s disproportionate environmental challenges, we can see how misogynoir functions in times of eco-crises. Read more »

A Vacation is Not Activism: Part III—On Tourism and Ecosocial Disasters

Not only do post-disaster tourism profits seldom reach those in need, the industry also contributes to climate change by weakening natural shore protection and depleting desperately needed resources in vulnerable communities. Read more »

A Country Within A Country: Part II—Climate Change, Privilege, and Disaster Survival

In times of disaster and uprising the exported American fairy tale is exposed for what it is: bullshit. Read more »

The Least Convenient Truth: Part I—Climate Change and White Supremacy

While we must talk about the ways global warming triggers natural hazards, we must also confront what turns those hazards into full-scale disasters: racism. Read more »