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New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea New Leaders Council Hosts Climate Discussion on Eve of Youth Strike

Thursday night, on the eve of the global youth climate strike, dozens of young progressives gathered at the Rambling House on Hudson Street to engaged in a climate action roundtable discussion organized by the New Leaders Council of Columbus. The Columbus NLC is a chapter of a national nonprofit with the goal of organizing and […]

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Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Climate Change Will Harm Children, Says Ohio Environmental Council

“Climate change is hazardous to children’s health.” That is the blunt assessment of a report issued August 22 by the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio. In the same week that the world learned the full extent of the fires burning down the Amazon rainforest and releasing tons of climate-shifting carbon into the atmosphere, […]

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Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

  Climate Change – A Panel Discussion

Join us for a discussion about the current state of climate change and its impact on the future of our community and the world. Local experts Jason Cervenec, education and outreach director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at OSU; Heather Taylor-Miesle, executive director of Ohio Environmental Council; and David Celebrezze, Greenspot coordinator […]

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Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Activists, Beer Enthusiasts Find Common Ground in Climate Change

They crowded into the small annex in the Land-Grant brewery in Franklinton, lovers of hops and barley and the Earth on which they grow, come to hear a four-person panel discussion on how climate change threatens everyone’s favorite beverage. This was the latest and last Defend Our Beer event put on by Defend Our Future […]

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To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea To Study Global Warming, this OSU Team Hikes to the Ends of the Earth

This summer, an expedition from the Ohio State University set out to the ends of the Earth to study one of Earth’s greatest threats. The team of scientists from OSU’s Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center first flew from Columbus to Lima, then to Cusco, and then drove for a day to a place called […]

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Socialism and the Climate Leviathan

  Socialism and the Climate Leviathan

Climate change is the greatest existential threat to humanity. Even though we’ve understood the effects of human activity on the environment since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution, our political and economic structure, fueled by capitalist greed, only exacerbates our planetary crisis. While heads of state gather occasionally to promise, but never fulfill, a reduction […]

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Opinion: International Women’s Day, Climate Change and The President

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Opinion: International Women’s Day, Climate Change and The President

This Tuesday, International Women’s Day celebrates the efforts of feminism at the global scale, shines light on the struggles often forgotten by White feminism, and calls for action. With the Ohio primary only a week away, now is the time for every self-proclaimed feminist or ally to consider which presidential candidate and potential world leader […]

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