Jeff Turrentine

onEarth's Culture & Politics columnist, Turrentine is a former editor at Architectural Digest. He is also a frequent contributor to Slate, The Washington Post, The New York Times Book Review, and other publications.


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    Our Finest Hour

    How can we save the world? During the U.N. climate conference, we can—and should—find our inspiration in history.

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    The Maple Leaf Lag

    Under Justin Trudeau, Canada has a chance to make amends for a decade of climate inaction. But if it’s ever to catch up, it needs to start right now.

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    Shhh! Not in Front of the Children!

    School officials in Utah think sixth graders are too young to be taught about climate change—but the perfect age to be misled about it.

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    Steaking Their Claim

    Did Big Ag’s beef-loving cowboys just lasso the 2015 Dietary Guidelines? It sure does look that way.

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    Played for a Fuel

    The fact that corn-based ethanol is renewable doesn’t make it sustainable. When will candidates stumping in Iowa admit as much?