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Brothers in Arms

This essay appeared in Earthly Love: Stories of Intimacy and Devotion from Orion. ON THE WEATHER DECKS of my naval warship, in the wilderness of the Pacific Ocean, I smoked alone. Continue reading

The Omnicene

Back in 1991, I pitched a different name for this time on Earth. That was the year before the Earth Summit in Rio produced the first climate treaty. I’d been reporting Continue reading

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Faster Than We Thought

An excerpt from The World as We Knew It: Dispatches from a changing climate, edited by Amy Brady and Tajja Isen. I grew up in Qatar, a tiny peninsula off the Continue reading