Emily Atkin, MSNBC

Emily Atkin


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Past articles by Emily:

Corporations need to treat climate deniers like Trump's election deniers

Corporate America is clearly comfortable donating to people who deny a scientifically proven crisis that’s killing millions of people, particularly Black and brown ones → Read More

One of Trump's most significant failures is a massive win for the climate movement

The fossil fuel divestment movement was a success in 2020. It will need to go even harder in 2021. → Read More

Trump's EPA channels Big Tobacco in a decision that will make Covid worse

Trump’s EPA is channeling Big Tobacco in the White House's war on public health in a move that makes Covid even worse. → Read More

What we should know about Biden's appointment of Kerry as climate czar

Kerry is qualified to lead Biden’s climate efforts. We need to ask the tough questions anyway. → Read More

The Blood-Dimmed Tide

Climate change is poised to alter the face of global conflict. → Read More

The Frightening Spread of Toxic Algae

Climate change is accelerating the spread of lethal algal blooms in American waterways—with devastating results for humans and animals alike. → Read More

The New Ruins of the Melting Alps

Climate change has left a graveyard of abandoned ski resorts on the Italian Alps—and a dwindling population of gravekeepers. → Read More

Climate Change Is Finally Getting the Attention It Deserved 20 Years Ago

The CNN debates paid a historic amount of attention to the climate crisis—but were still embarrassingly behind the curve. → Read More

Climate Change Isn’t an Afterthought

The CNN debates paid a historic amount of attention to the climate crisis—but were still embarrassingly behind the curve. → Read More

Why We’re Challenging the 2020 Democrats to a Climate Summit

This crisis deserves far more than 15 minutes of airtime. → Read More

Trump Tries to Gaslight Planet Earth

The president claimed on Monday that America is doing a great job of protecting the environment. → Read More

The First Democratic Debate Failed The Planet

At a debate held in a sinking city, only four candidates were directly asked about the climate crisis. → Read More

We Gotta Pay More Attention to This Boring Guy

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is not nearly as fun to read about as Scott Pruitt was. But he's proving far more effective at screwing the planet. → Read More

Climate Change Is the Symptom. Consumer Culture Is the Disease.

A new report makes clear where much of the blame lies for our warming planet. → Read More

You Will Have to Make Sacrifices to Save the Planet

We can save millions of lives from climate change, but only if we change our own. Democrats should start acknowledging that. → Read More

The Planet Is Not on “Fucking Fire”

We don't need to exaggerate the climate crisis. The reality is terrifying enough. → Read More

Corporate America Is Terrified of the Green New Deal

There's a reason more big businesses are pushing for a carbon tax—and it's not because they want to fight climate change. → Read More

Arrest Me, You Alabama Cowards

The state's abortion ban treats women as victims of evil doctors rather than informed, willing participants. → Read More

What Happens to Hurricane Victims When Congress Can’t Function?

Lawmakers can't even compromise over disaster aid anymore. That's a problem today for Panama City, Florida, and a future problem for us all. → Read More

Beto O’Rourke Goes Easy on the Fossil Fuel Industry

The Democratic candidate unveiled an aggressive plan to fight climate change, but how does it stack up against the Green New Deal? → Read More