Mike Pearl, The Daily Beast

Mike Pearl

The Daily Beast

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • VICE
  • The Awl

Recent articles by Mike:

Mocking Unvaxxed COVID Victims Is the New Pandemic Blood Sport

There’s getting mad about anti-vaxxers and the Delta coronavirus surge, and then there’s reveling in mass death of people who refuse to get shots. → Read More

Coming Soon to a Sky Near You: Fire-Breathing Dragon Clouds

If you’re spooked by West Coast wildfire smoke in New York City, get ready for more. → Read More

How Scientists Are So Confident They Know What’s Causing This Insane Weather

The doubters have run out of room—events have overtaken any shred of sane skepticism. → Read More

Why this Drought Scientist Has Packed Her ‘Runaway Bag’

From the potential for another nightmare fire season to literal battles over water, experts are downright freaked out. → Read More

The Scariest Part of These Fires Is What Happens Next

From routine fire tornadoes to generations of kids being radically altered by inhaling smoke from wildfires hitting urban areas and not trees, it could get spooky. → Read More

This Is Why Grocery Store Shelves Are Still Empty

If you're worried about meat rationing, here's what's really going on. → Read More

Coronavirus Has Transformed the Climate Movement Into Something New

Activists are scrambling to deal with the pandemic while trying to make sure no one forgets about global warming. → Read More

Coronavirus Has Transformed the Climate Movement Into Something New

Activists are scrambling to deal with the pandemic while trying to make sure no one forgets about global warming. → Read More

How Not to Be a Coronavirus Jerk

Let's dive into concepts like patience and empathy, and what they will mean to you, the aspiring non-jerk. → Read More

Can You Get a Coronavirus Test Without Going Broke?

It's complicated, experts say, despite White House promises. → Read More

The Ticking Coronavirus Time Bomb: America’s Uninsured

“You don’t want people with a contagious illness deciding, ‘I’m too afraid.’” → Read More

What Would Happen in the Minutes and Hours After Trump Got Impeached and Convicted

From Mike Pence refusing to take the oath of office to fears of a "Cival War," we gamed out some plausible and bizarre scenarios. → Read More

This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies

The devastation of the vast majority of the world's marine life is much closer than we think. → Read More

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history." → Read More

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history." → Read More

This Is Who Sells Those Crappy Shampoo Packets AOC Found in Migrant Detention

The Bob Barker Company was once accused of profiting off sweatshop labor, among other strange and disturbing episodes in its past. → Read More

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off." → Read More

Burnout Is Real, and the Solution Is Radically Changing How We Work

"It should not be necessary for all of us to work our asses off." → Read More

How a Real Civil War Between Rich and Poor Could Actually Happen

Democrats seem increasingly comfortable with "incivility," while Republicans are more shameless than ever about helping the rich. Where is this going? → Read More

Climate Change Edgelords Are the New Climate Change Deniers

People who get off on being wet blankets about the coming climate apocalypse are as bad for the cause as skeptics, if not worse. → Read More