Michael Mechanic

Michael landed at Mother Jones after six years as an award-winning feature editor at the alt-weekly East Bay Express. He's written for numerous publications, including The Industry Standard, the Los Angeles Times, and Wired. Father of two mostly charming kids and a striped cat named Phelps (okay, not the father), he lives in Oakland, Calif., where he raises four chickens, plays his guitar, and is lately attempting to teach himself fiddle and mandolin.


“We can’t trust capitalism to just fix this” global warming mess

Journalist McKenzie Funk explains how capitalists are getting ready for climate change, but that doesn't mean we can sit back and relax just yet.

As the West dries up, this hedge fund pioneer stands to make a killing

A sneak peek at Windfall, a smart new book on the business of climate change.

And you thought that heat wave was bad?

Scientists decided to investigate the outer limits of humans' ability to tolerate hotter temperatures. Fans won't cut it in the future.