Fred Pearce

How to Turn a Forest Into a Desert

Anyone familiar with the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Massachusetts v. EPA will also know Georgia v. Tennessee Copper, the landmark 1907 decision used by the Massachusetts court to hold that states have standing to challenge EPA’s failure to promulgate climate change regulations.  Courtesy of the Journal of American History, I have discovered that there …


Don’t Judge a Book By Its Title

Some months ago, the publisher sent me a free copy of a book by Fred Pearce, Confessions of an Eco-Sinner.  I left it sitting around but  didn’t plan to read it — the title sounded unpleasantly self-righteous and simultaneously self-flagellating.  I finally did leaf through it and ended up reading the whole thing. It’s not …