Articles by Rebecca Solnit
Big Oil Coined ‘Carbon Footprints’ to Blame Us for Their Greed. Keep Them on the Hook.
Rebecca Solnit · Climate-conscious individual choices are good – but not nearly enough to save the planet. More than personal virtue, we need collective action
As the George Floyd Protests Continue, Let's Be Clear Where the Violence Is Coming From
Rebecca Solnit · Using damage to property as cover, US police have meted out shocking, indiscriminate brutality in the wake of the uprising
'The Impossible Has Already Happened': What Coronavirus Can Teach Us About Hope
Rebecca Solnit · In the midst of fear and isolation, we are learning that profound, positive change is possible.
Why Climate Action Is the Antithesis of White Supremacy
Rebecca Solnit · Behind the urgency of climate action is the understanding that everything is connected; behind white supremacy is an ideology of separation
A Broken Idea of Sex Is Flourishing. Blame Capitalism.
Rebecca Solnit · In this world, women are marketed as toys and trophies. Are we surprised when some men take things literally?
Whether Trump or Clinton Wins the US Election, What Follows Is up to Us
Rebecca Solnit · When the polls close, a new battle will begin – to resist a racist climate denier, or to force a centrist Democrat to deliver genuinely progressive change
Oil Fuels War and Terrorists Like Isis. The Climate Movement Can Bring Peace
Rebecca Solnit · We can make peace, with our energy sources, the planet and with each other if we end our addiction to oil
One Magical Politician Won't Stop Climate Change. It's up to All of Us
Rebecca Solnit · Lots of people eagerly study all the polls and reports on how many people believe that climate change is real and urgent. They seem to think there is some critical mass that, through the weight of belief alone, will get us where we want...
Everything's Coming Together While Everything Falls Apart
Rebecca Solnit · It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one reason: it was dated the 21st day of the month of Thermidor in the Year Six. Written in sepia ink on heavy paper, it recorded an ordinary land auction in France...
Call Climate Change What It Is: Violence
Rebecca Solnit · If you're poor, the only way you're likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car. But if you're...