Author Archives: Keith Kloor
As more Americans and politicians ignore, or dismiss, global warming, a debate heats up over why.
As we ponder the root causes of our economic and ecological distress, we should also be thinking about what to do if things get much worse.
A personal, tangible connection to the environment is crucial if we want to do more than intellectualize about climate change.
More time will have to pass — and more minds will have to change — but the ‘new narrative’ on environmentalism supported by some may be establishing an early foothold. It remains uncertain whether a pro-technology/pro-economic growth approach can gain [...]
Comedy may be able to make inroads with audiences in ways that ‘serious journalism’ often cannot. With an issue as serious as climate science suggests, communicators should not shy from taking the risks of injecting humor as appropriate.
Can allegiance to outdated environmental metaphors unwittingly contribute to undue politicization of the issues? Is Easter Island an apt metaphor for the ‘whole Earth’?
As a ‘wicked’ problem posing complex challenges on multiple levels, climate change demands a sophisticated, but perhaps impossibly elusive, dialog among diverse interests.