It can be hard to confront the daily background hum of absolutely dire climate news. Through willful ignorance, political cowardice, and corporate greed we’ve all but insured our grandchildren life on a barely habitable planet. And yet there is much we can do—for each other, for our communities, for the natural world—to fight the inevitable, to undertake a rearguard action in a war against the most complicated enemy of them all: ourselves.
–Jonny Diamond, Editor in Chief
Mary Annaïse Heglar • Jeff VanderMeer • Bill McKibben • Elizabeth Kolbert •
Omar El Akkad • Ben Okri • Heather Houser • Elizabeth Rush • Margaret Renkl • Megan Mayhew Bergman • Amy Brady • Sumanth Prabhaker • Ben Ehrenreich • Joanna Pocock • Michelle Nijhuis • Madeline ffitch • Steve Edwards •
Lauren Markham • Lydia Millet
One ball lobbed back and forth in climate change discussions is not just who’s to blame, but who should change their behaviors. Does it matter if one person recycles, when the vast majority of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from just a few corporations? At Lit Hub, we’ve been publishing experts on climate change since 2015. If there’s a consensus among them, it’s that there’s enormous room for change, at every level of impact. Here are a few ways in, as individuals, communities, governing bodies, and storytellers.
How to Help the Environment—and Yourself—by Fostering Insect-Friendly Habitats
Would You Give Up Air-Conditioning If You Knew It Would Save the Planet?
Lydia Davis on Making the Decision Not to Fly
Sustainability Sounds Good, But We Need Regenerative Farming
Facing Crisis Together: On the Revolutionary Potential of Mutual Aid
Finding Utopias Where We Can: On Hopeful Living as Resistance
The Case for Nationalizing American Fuel Industries—Right Now
We Need an Agroecological Revolution
Would Meaningful Climate Change Policy Stand a Better Chance as a Centrist Issue?
Naomi Klein’s Advice for the Next Generation of Climate Activists
Climate Change is Here… So How Do We Adapt?
Sir David Attenborough: Nature Shows That Prosperity Doesn’t Mean Endless Expansion
Meeting Climate Panic with Stories of Agency
How Writing a Children’s Book is an Antidote to Doomsday Thinking
How Contemporary Novelists Are Confronting Climate Collapse in Fiction