Like any politically engaged dystopian novel, my 2016 book, "Splinterlands," was meant to be a warning. I knew things could get that bad. I just didn’t think they would—not so quickly anyway.
A longtime resident reports on the water crisis in the South African city, where the supply to homes and businesses is expected to be cut off in May, and his own efforts to slash consumption.
Those affected by this week's flooding share pictures and comments amid allegations that the mainstream media hasn’t done enough to cover the catastrophe.
In a close reading of the first papal encyclical focused exclusively on the global ecological crisis, The New York Times finds the head of the Catholic Church calling on leaders and people from all cultures to act to protect the world's ecosystems and the disadvantaged from predatory and shortsighted political and economic systems.
Research from the University of Melbourne found forecasts made in the 1972 book "Limits to Growth" regarding resource use, population growth, industrial output and other factors of the world's economy and ecosystems to be accurate.
A score of recent defense department and other official documents warn that climate change, energy shocks and economic crisis could trigger waves of civil unrest. The understanding seems to explain the proliferation of security and surveillance programs over the last decade.