An Intersectional FutureLeah Thomas

This week, intersectional environmentalist and writer Leah Thomas shares an excerpt from her forthcoming book, The Intersectional Environmentalist: How to Dismantle Systems of Oppression to Protect People + Planet, published by Profile Books.   I had a rude awakening during the summer of 2014. While on break from college in my hometown of Florissant, Missouri, […]

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In Case of Medical Climate Emergency, Break GlassAnouchka Grose

Photograph of Anouchka Grose, smiling.

COLLECTIVE ACTION OR COLLECTIVE SUICIDE   One of the many alarming aspects of this latest heatwave is that you can link it to the climate emergency without anyone trying to make you feel crazy. For the long-time eco-anxious amongst us, this is more than a little disconcerting. Having been treated like lunatics for decades, suddenly […]

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Charlotte Du Cann Q&ASally OReilly

  Charlotte Du Cann speaks to Writer’s Rebel’s Sally OReilly about her new book, After Ithaca – Journeys in Deep Time. Described by head Rebel Librarian Matt Rose as “part memoir, part essay, part travelogue – that follows a real life journey of descent in a world on the tip of crisis”, Charlotte’s work pulls from […]

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ColourlessRebecca Stonehill

  only that it’s becoming unmanageable; that much, only, do I know. And more than knowing –  I feel it, in the corals bleaching and leaching of colour, in the thud of trunks as they hit the floor of ancient forests, in the vapour trails that crisscross the skies like angry scars, in the face […]

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Dandelions on the CommonCraig Smith

  There are new dandelions on the Common. The spindly stalks of these coin-sized supernova can barely lift their heads from the ground, today being November and the season for dandelions long being over. One weekend, three years back, the boy and I questioned how the solar rays of dandelion petals switched modes to become […]

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Q&A with Kim Stanley RobinsonLiz Jensen

    Kim Stanley Robinson is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost science fiction writers. He has received both the Robert A. Heinlein Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award for Imagination in Service to Society for his body of work, which includes the Mars trilogy, the Science in the City trilogy, and […]

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Shades of EmergencyDaisy Hildyard

  What does emergency feel like? If you’re in Henan, China, perhaps you felt a goldfish nibbling your foot as you waded along the pavement during the summer floods. If you’re in Madrid or Chennai or Sydney, maybe it was stifling heat, the smell of rotting trash, dead insects crisping on the windowsill. If you’re […]

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The Month of Emergencies – poemRebecca Faulkner

  7.9 inches of rain fell in Central Park last night dead cicadas on the crosswalk   their bodies bunched   in brittle knots         sticky candy sky bright with grief      branches submerged   by the weight     of our silence     a letter unread a door closed firmly       & […]

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The Vicar, The Priest and The Former Probation OfficerJessica Townsend

  A vicar, a priest and an elderly former probation officer sat on a train. Not in a train, you understand: on it. It sounds like the beginning of a joke but it’s not. Far from it. These are the facts that were established at the beginning of a court case in which three people […]

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