Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Climate of Change: An “Inside-Outside” Strategy Against Global Warming?

If politicians in Washington, DC refuse to talk about our warming planet, how do we shift the climate of national debate?
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Provoking an American Climate Crisis

The signs tell us that a climate crisis has arrived in the natural world. The question is: When will this translate into a crisis in the political world?
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The Real “Farmer” Story: So God Made High-Fructose Corn Syrup

The Dodge Superbowl ad celebrates a type of farming that corporate agribusiness has all but obliterated in the past fifty years.
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Are Humans Doomed to Destroy Themselves?

A review of Tim Flannery's Here on Earth: A Natural History of the Planet.
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In Review: Ted Nace’s Climate Hope

On the front lines in the fight against coal
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The Gulf at the Gas Station

Why the market fails in calculating the true cost of our dependence on oil.

Heating Up Climate Action

This fall is becoming a breakthrough season for the emerging social movement for climate justice.
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Climate Disobedience

Deciding the time has come for direct action to stop global warming.
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Why Wendell Matters

Seventy years old this week, the veteran sage of sustainable agriculture has made a life of stewardship, "staying home"--and turning off the computer.
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Oiled Again

Free trade agreement threatens Costa Rican environmental protections.