The New York Times Magazine’s take on environmentalism is more interesting than most
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.