It’s Earth Week, so the MSM is trotting out its obligatory parade of environmental coverage. The New York Times Magazine‘s green issue is better than most. Check it out:
- The cover story by Jon Gerter asks, Why isn’t the brain green? “Scientists are trying to figure out why it’s so hard for us to get into a green mind-set. Their answers may be more crucial than any technological advance in combating environmental challenges.”
- Deborah Solomon interviews Energy Secretary Steven Chu (and she’s less abrasive and irritating than usual).
- Jon Mooallem profiles Sandpoint, Idaho, which is trying to see the bright side of an America threatened by global warming and economic collapse.
- Clive Thompson writes about Shai Agassi, who claims to have solved the electric-car problem.
- Robert Sullivan reports on an effort to preserve New England’s trees by cutting a few down.
- Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand chats about his tugboat home and colorful history.
- Paul Bloom makes a self-centered case for environmentalism.
- Ethicist Randy Cohen gets in the green groove by answering a question about energy efficiency in condos.
- And on the website, there’s video of a dance company creating the compelling cover.