Jerry Brown’s Last Hurrah

By Jacob Ganz The following article was written for Berkeley Political Review as part of a monthly collaboration with Davis Political Review. Jerry Brown is California’s indomitable winner. For over f…

How Climate Change Will Empower Russia

Former Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Rajendra Pachauri once said, “Nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.” People fear that the very existence of the planet ma…

Development: A Dam Problem

  It seems odd to juxtapose “environment” with “refugee”. The environment is a set of conditions that cultivate the life of beings. By definition, it is suited to the livelihoods of certain human…

The Dangers of Techno-Optimism

It’s no secret that the internet age has given rise to a generation of clickbait articles, which aim to draw people in with eye-catching, irresistible headlines. Amongst these are ‘news’ posts documen…

Adieu, Paris

Teasing Apart the Pros and Cons of the Paris Agreement Pardon my French, but je suis confus. As outrage over Trump’s exodus from the Paris Agreement reaches near global conflagration, it seems, …

Running on Empty

The Demise of the American Coal Industry Hidden within the the Appalachian Mountains is a deeply American problem. Dotting the Appalachians are coal mines, and around these mines, coal towns. However,…

2016: ‘The Spectacular Year’

Liberal triumph or anomaly? In the summer of 2016, the United States Congress adjourned for an unusual 7-week recess, leading to ferocious criticism from critics—often left-leaning—that Congress perpe…

The Cost of Conservation

  How Conservation Endangers Indigenous Rights The term “climate refugee” is increasingly entering the mainstream as more people are displaced due to climate change. But what about those being pushed …

Don’t Cap Cap and Trade

California’s signature environmental program is in jeopardy, creating a ripple effect that places the state’s entire climate plan at risk Since the passage of the Global Warming Solutions …