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Getting Beyond Shop-Til-We-Drop

Inequality has our planet down, sociologist Juliet Schor believes, but not out. She’s seeing more of us working for alternatives to mindless consumerism — and the failing system that so relentlessly generates it.

Why an Unequal Planet Can Never Be Green

The more wealth concentrates, the greater the strain on our biosphere. Top environmentalists get that connection. Now our societies must.

Why Our Sky Sometimes Does Start Falling

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to be able to demonstrate the link between inequality and catastrophic environmental change. But a little help from rocket scientists can certainly help.

Beyond Kyoto: Time to Switch Targets?

To curb climate change, suggests a new report from a top-notch global scientific team, we really ought to start focusing on rich people, not rich nations.

An Environmental Take on the Financial Collapse

Who should foot the bailout bill? Those who created the mess on Wall Street? Or those who derived fabulous benefit from it? For messes environmental, we already have an answer to questions like these.