Emily Atkin
A newsletter for people who are pissed off about the climate crisis.
Created 28 Aug 2019
  • Green snake oil
    27 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 21 7
    Happy Monday, hot stuff. It’s the last week of September, which means two important things: It’s Libra Season, and We’re a little over a month away from the COP26 international climate negotiations in...
  • Coming soon: HEATED 2.0
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 54 31
    Happy Friday, hot stuff. I’m writing you because it’s been two months since HEATED transitioned from a daily to weekly newsletter. And during that time, the dispatches have looked similar to past disp...
  • The Joe Manchin climate doctrine
    20 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 42 18
    Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) holds a Town Hall meeting with coal miners on March 31, 2017 in Matewan, West Virginia. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images. Senator Joe Manchin owns several coal companies....
  • Two years of HEATED
    13 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 46 13
    When I quit my job in August 2019 to start a jerky climate newsletter, I truly did not know if it would fail or succeed. But it’s been two years now, and HEATED’s still here—thanks in large part to yo...
  • Microsoft tweets concern for Ida victims while funding climate deniers in Congress
    07 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 50 11
    On August 31, Microsoft Vice President and head of philanthropy Kate Behncken tweeted that Microsoft’s thoughts were with victims of Hurricane Ida. Microsoft gave political donations to several climat...
  • The questions we asked the New York Times
    02 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 32 26
    This week’s free newsletter, published Monday morning, was a reported piece on Ads Not Fit to Print—a new activism campaign targeting the New York Times’s practice of creating and running political pr...
  • The NYT stopped shilling for cigarettes. Why won't it stop shilling for fossil fuels?
    30 Aug 2021 • 8 min read • 36 19
    For more information on how to help those affected by recent climate disasters, try here, here, and here. Or leave a comment with your preferred organization/approach—and help start a conversation on ...
  • How to move beyond recycling (part 1)
    20 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 40 91
    Photo courtesy Resist Line 3 Media Collective The world’s bad news has been overwhelming lately. But today we have some good news. “What Can I Do? Anything,” last month’s newsletter on the urgent need...
  • I don't like IPCC report day
    10 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 58 10
    A sampling of headlines about yesterday’s IPCC report. Wanna know a secret about the new IPCC report released yesterday? Most people who say they’ve read it have not actually read it. What they’ve rea...
  • "We aren't comfortable running that"
    02 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 46 10
    The fate of our climate will not be decided solely by scientists and engineers. It will also be decided by public relations executives. The country’s biggest climate polluters know this well, which is...
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