The Damaging Myth of Individual Culpability

Following the latest International Panel on Climate Change report came the predictable, tired lists of how individuals can help avert the catastrophic effects of exceeding the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C warming target.

Eat plants.

Bike to work.

Unplug your toaster.

Given the form and scale of transformation needed, suggesting personal lifestyle changes as the means to significantly combat climate change is at best naïvely optimistic and at worst intentionally detrimental to addressing the enormity of the challenge.

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The Case for Paying College Basketball Players

By Sean McElwee (@SeanMcElwee)

What are we, the Koch brothers? College basketball is work, and the players should be compensated.

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