Kate Aronoff, The Guardian

Kate Aronoff

The Guardian

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Past articles by Kate:

Be angry about the wildfire pollution – but be angry at the right people

A poisonous haze made the air over New York temporarily more hazardous than any other place on Earth. Thank fossil fuel billionaires → Read More

Climate risks have made California uninsurable. When will we wake up?

State Farm will almost entirely stop issuing new policies in California – with climate-exacerbated wildfires and bad public policy a large reason why → Read More

The US supreme court has declared war on the Earth’s future

In a major environmental case, the court has made clear that it would rather represent the interests of corporations and the super-rich than the needs and desires of the vast majority of Americans – or people on Earth → Read More

Remember When Earth Day Used to Be Cool?

It’s been disgustingly co-opted by the likes of ExxonMobil. But it belongs to an environmental movement that fused both radical and mainstream America. → Read More

By ditching landmark climate legislation, America makes the world unsafe

The rest of the world needs to start treating the US as what it is: a dangerous country that needs to be reined in → Read More

Barack Obama has a nerve preaching about the climate crisis

The former US president made the task of keeping warming to 1.5C far harder, says climate writer Kate Aronoff → Read More

Is Joe Biden about to show up to Cop26 empty-handed?

The tools at Biden’s disposal to limit dangerous global heating are enormous. If he wants it, he can do it – but does he want it? → Read More

Is democracy getting in the way of saving the planet?

Our climate is in crisis, but authoritarians and technocrats don’t have the answers, says In These Times writer Kate Aronoff → Read More

Were Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office a success? Our panel’s verdict

This week marks Biden’s first 100 days, when presidents historically try to push ambitious agendas. Our panelists evaluate the record → Read More

How an Oat Milk Pipeline in New Jersey Explains the Problem With Biden’s Climate Plan

Oatly's appeal is about sustainability and lack of lactose, not nutrition. → Read More

The Pragmatism of the Radical Climate Left

The Georgia runoff shows that climate activists are more practical and strategic than Democrats give them credit for. → Read More

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