A magazine about climate change and environmental issues

We publish written and podcast versions of every article. There is no difference in content between written and podcast versions.

Modern media is broken. Even the ostensibly liberal media outlets accept fossil fuel money and almost never accurately report on climate change.

The only model that works is for media outlets to accept money only from dedicated readers or listeners. When subscriptions are the sole source of revenue, media outlets are only accountable to readers and listeners who care about the truth, and never accountable to corporations.

For the future of democracy and the planet, financially support an independent media outlet. If you choose to support us, our only source of revenue is bonus content.

Labels that might or might not describe us:

antiwork, degrowth, ecosocialist, luxury leftism

Accepted name

If your time on earth is finite, you should fill it with things that make you happy. If earth’s resources are finite, we should only take what we need.

Fortunately, the things that make us happiest also use very little of earth’s resources.

For an economic system that respects our finite lives and resources.

Rejected names

Thicktail Chub

The thicktail chub was a once-common species of minnow in California. In addition to being an important species ecologically, it was prized as a source of food for its size and tastiness. It went extinct in 1957 after the streams it lived in were drained for agriculture.

The story of the thicktail chub perfectly captures our message. We’re told we must fight climate change in order to stop species from going extinct. Oh wait. We’re told we must fight climate change in order to stop rivers from running dry. Oh wait. We’re told we must fight climate change to prevent valuable sources of food from disappearing. Oh wait. Our world was a mess before climate change. Fighting climate change – though urgent – won’t solve any of our many social and environmental problems.

Thicktail Chub has a goofy name and we want some room for humor in what can be a very depressing field.

Why we rejected it: It’s too goofy.

20-hour workweek

The best thing for the planet is to reduce our consumption and energy use, and the best way to accomplish this is to reduce our work hours. The best thing for humans is to have plenty of free time to do whatever they like. 20-hour workweek explores the possibility of dramatically reducing our workhours, the positive impacts it would have on human well-being, and the environmental imperative of doing so, now.

Why we rejected it: At a glance it seems like it’s about work or labor issues rather than climate change and environment.