Christian Morris

The Capitol Riot (as with most everything else) is also a climate story

Last week, we witnessed a horrifying display of insurrection in our U.S. Capitol. As Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 election, Trump-supporting rioters gathered outside with the intention of disrupting the process in the name of the lame-duck...

Trump’s Last-Ditch Efforts to Stifle Climate Action and Clean Energy

For the past four years, our climatic and ecological systems have suffered at the hands of an administration that has routinely ignored science, sensibility, and security. With the Biden-Harris administration slated for inauguration in January 2021, the Trump administration's time...

Why are we still missing our mark on climate messaging?

This year has been nothing but turbulent, in every sense of the word. We started 2020 with the onset of a global pandemic — accompanied by an economic downturn, soaring unemployment rates, and an enormity of death — followed by...

It’s Not Forest Management, It’s the Reality of Living in a Warmer World

As the West Coast erupts into an ever-increasing inferno of devastating wildfires, we bear witness to the realities of living in, and with, the climate crisis. This is only a glimpse into what the future will increasingly look like, which...

Minnesota and D.C. Attorneys General Sue Fossil Fuel Companies

Last week, Minnesota Attorney General (AG) Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute (API), ExxonMobil, and three different Koch Industry entities for their misinformation campaigns about climate change, and for knowingly promoting fraudulent advertising and marketing strategies. The...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Exacerbate Eco-Anxiety

As the world grapples with the devastation and destabilization of the coronavirus, as well as the waves of protests demanding justice for George Floyd and calling for an end to the systemic racism that has inflicted centuries of oppression, there...

Environmental Perceptions are Important for Driving Action — Here’s Why 

Conservation has a legacy of focusing on how ecosystems function devoid of human influence. In a world grappling with the climate crisis, this simply does not exist. Among the most threatened and vulnerable ecosystems from this crisis are wetlands, a...

Why We Need More Than a Trillion Trees

While the heightened ability for trees to sequester carbon makes the concept of planting a trillion trees a compelling climate solution, it’s easier said than done. Trees will increasingly become an even more critical asset to mitigate the climate crisis,...

Charging Ahead: are Electric Vehicles the Future of Transportation?

You’re driving around town and glance at your dashboard — you’re almost out of gas. You begin making your way to the nearest station to fill up, but as you approach you notice something different. What long used to be...