November/December 2009 Issue

Climate Countdown

Our best chance to fix global warming begins on December 7. Tick. Tick. Tick.


Too Hot to Handle
Too Hot to Handle
The Copenhagen climate talks must succeed. Will they?
Agents of Climate Change
Agents of Climate Change
A quick guide to carbon lobbyists...all 2,810 of them.
To the Lifeboats
To the Lifeboats
Meet the people of Tuvalu, the world's first climate refugees.
The Last Breakup
The Last Breakup
Freak floods flattened Eagle, Alaska. One man's race against the water.
The New Dust Bowl
The New Dust Bowl
The new Dust Bowl: Drought and climate change are drying up California's fertile Central Valley.
Betting the Farm
Betting the Farm
Agribusiness got everything it wanted in the climate bill. Then it came back for more.
GM's Money Trees
GM's Money Trees
GM's plan to offset its SUVs misses the Brazilian rainforest for the trees.
Earth in the Balance Sheet
Earth in the Balance Sheet
Can you really save an ecosystem by slapping a price tag on it?

 

Not Under my Backyard
Storing CO2 underground sounds like a great idea—unless it's benath your yard.
Return of the Fungi
Return of the Fungi
The holy grail of mushrooms could cure smallpox, TB, and maybe swine flu. Can Paul Stamets unlock its secrets before it's gone?

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Departments

Outfront

Serving time at a pretend prison riot; Attica, Attica!; Denver's airport of doom; Ex-Lax fish—it's what's for dinner; rebranding slimy seafood; the best medicine money can bribe; emergency care for the uninsured; your DNA decoded (for dollars); everybody into the gene pool!

 

Exhibit

Notebook

Media Jones

It's hard out there for an imp: Dave Gilson on the death of the prank; plus more book (Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal, There Is No Freedom Without Bread!, On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear), film (The Queen and I), and music (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead, Nasty Gal; Is It Love or Desire, Little Moon, Lights Out Zoltar!) reviews

MoJo Interview

Practical Values


Cover photos by: Somos Photography/Veer; Ausloeser/Corbis; John-Francis Bourke/Corbis; Elke Van De Velde/Corbis