May 2019 Volume 43, Issue 05

Culture
Thirty Years Ago, In These Times Predicted Our Climate Future
A 1989 article sketched out a worst-case vision of the future. Things got even worse than we thought.
In These Times Editors
Viewpoint
We Can’t Beat Climate Change Under Capitalism. Socialism Is the Only Way.
The changes needed to avert environmental catastrophe are incompatible with capitalism.
Ashley Dawson
Viewpoint
We Don’t Have Time to End Capitalism—But Growth Can Still Be Green.
Growth, energy use and emissions are historically linked, but this trend could end with mass investment in renewables and energy efficiency.
Tobita Chow
Viewpoint
A Path to Democratic Socialism Means a Path To Climate Justice
Through ecosocialism, we can fight climate change and extreme inequality at the same time.
Thea N. Riofrancos
Dispatch
Across the World, Youth Are Striking for Their Right to a Livable Planet
The student-led international Youth Climate Strike movement demands that politicians support the Green New Deal.
Ari Bee
Dispatch
Hawai‘i’s Managed Retreat Proposal Offers an Early Model for Relocation—At a Cost
As seas rise, middle- and working-class Hawaiians worry they’ll be forced out of their homes, while the rich rebuild.
Alex Lubben
Viewpoint
Why We Devoted an Entire Issue to Climate Change
The most ambitious climate proposal ever seen on Capitol Hill is a call to action. We need to answer the call.
Dayton Martindale
Dispatch
Public Banking Can Fund the Zero-Carbon Economy
Private banks have been underwriting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry for years. It’s time for a public model.
Aaron Fernando

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