No. 217, Dec. 29, 2021
Hello Revelator readers,
Where would we be without wildlife? Protecting the Earth’s biodiversity is what gets the Revelator staff out of bed in the morning — and keeps us going all day. Over the past year we’ve written about countless species — from the Gibraltar funnel-web spider to the Sunda clouded leopard. We had so much fun doing it, we put together a list of some of our favorite critters we covered.
To stretch our thinking about conservation, climate change and other environmental issues, we also published dozens of essays, editorials and op-eds in 2021 from a variety of experts. Below are 12 that stood out from the last year.
1. Why Plastic Pollution Is a Producer Responsibility
2. Southern Africa’s Ivory Delusion
3. Vanishing: The Bleaching in My Backyard
4. 23 Gone, Countless More to Save
5. Infrastructure for Insects: Congress Should Invest in Bees and Butterflies
6. Achieving Net-Zero Climate Targets Will Depend on Public Lands
7. The Fight Against Extinction Requires Biocultural Restoration
8. End Subsidies That Drive Overfishing and Threaten Ocean Health
9. Voter Suppression Is the New Climate Denial
10. Beyond Science: Art and the Environment
11. Vanishing: Sawfishes Are Weird and Wonderful — But Important, Too
12. As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?
What should we cover next?
Our stories rely on insight from experts, frontline activists and readers around the world — especially these days, when so much seems to be happening so fast. We want to hear from you, so please drop us a line anytime.
What does 2022 hold? We don’t have a crystal ball, but we do have a few ideas about which environmental stories could — and should — be a top focus in the year ahead.
Look for our latest links in next Thursday’s newsletter — or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for headlines as they go live.
As always, thank you for reading. Stay safe and connected.