Book Review: China’s Environmental Challenges

China‚Äôs environmental story is full of contradictions. What does one make of a country where the government severely limits the freedom of NGOs, yet has some of the most thorough environmental laws and most sustainably-minded leadership in the world? A place where the opening of a nature preserve is celebrated with a banquet that includes … Continue reading Book Review: China’s Environmental Challenges

The Anthropocene in Art

I had a chance to visit the Hirshhorn Museum yesterday and what struck me was the contrast between the museum's collection of modernist paintings, preoccupied with blocks of color and straight lines; and the works of more contemporary artists that seem to have turned away from the linear to the ambiguous borderland between natural and … Continue reading The Anthropocene in Art