Kate Aronoff, The New Republic

Kate Aronoff

The New Republic

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Recent articles by Kate:

Joe Biden Can’t Compromise With the Rising Seas

His inclusive approach to governing will give fossil fuel companies far too much power over his climate agenda. → Read More

The Democrats Will Suffer if They Abandon the Green New Deal

Establishment politicians are claiming that progressives cost the party seats. But reverting to the status quo could cost it much more in 2022. → Read More

The Socialist Win in Bolivia and the New Era of Lithium Extraction

An apparent victory for Evo Morales's Movement Toward Socialism shows that tomorrow's green energy won't look much like the old oil empires. → Read More

Jeff Bezos and the Golden Age of Climate Hypocrisy

Amazon has pledged to offset carbon emissions—while donating generously to Republicans who are bent on letting the planet burn. → Read More

Drilling for Oil While California Burns

Democrats can’t go green while continuing to green-light fossil fuel production. → Read More

Elon Musk Thinks His Treatment of Workers Is a “Trade Secret”

A wonky California legislative fight is a test of whether green jobs will be good jobs, too. → Read More

Ban Yachts

They’re floating castles of crime, polluting our air and water. → Read More

Biden’s Setting Himself Up to Get Blamed for Lost Blue-Collar Jobs

Big Oil is collapsing. Democrats can either plan for it and win its workers or ignore the problem—and get punished for it. → Read More

The Real Reason BP Is Getting Greener

For fossil fuel companies like BP, Exxon, and Shell, slashing production is good business. → Read More

Utility Companies’ Deadly Addiction to Profit

From wildfires to shut-off threats, utility companies have a track record of endangering consumers. → Read More

Fossil Fuels’ United Front Is Crumbling

State politics show the coal industry is fighting a losing battle against its former allies. → Read More

For Fossil Fuel Companies, Bankruptcy Is a Bailout

Declaring bankruptcy means executives pocket cash and workers lose livelihoods, while the public sector pays for environmental cleanup. → Read More

Green Jobs Can Be Just as Good as Fossil Fuel Jobs

Certain leaders love to suggest that renewable power is anti-labor. The numbers don’t back that up. → Read More

Our Towns Aren’t Equipped to Handle Climate Emergencies

Offices of emergency management across the country are a patchwork quilt of cash-strapped departments. → Read More

The Threat of a GOP That Accepts Climate Change

The Republican Party could be ready to discard climate denial. But you might not like what comes next. → Read More

Why Is Biden Clinging to the Dream of Green Factories?

The candidate’s plan to “win the future” through American export domination has multiple problems. → Read More

How Anti-Pipeline Protesters Made the Fossil Fuel Industry Face Economic Reality

Energy companies have abandoned the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. → Read More

The Democrats’ New Climate Plan Is Weirdly Isolationist

A new 538-page report adopts an America First strategy to solve a global problem. → Read More

The Fed Is Bailing Out Polluters While Cities Struggle

Fossil fuel interests have readier access to stimulus money than many local governments. → Read More

Is BlackRock the New Vampire Squid?

The investment giant casts itself as socially responsible while contributing to the climate catastrophe, evading regulatory scrutiny, and angling to influence a Biden administration. → Read More