The Eco-Tourist

“One pair of pants, two t-shirts. If I need more I just buy it when I get there,” said the diminutive, grey haired man on the forward deck, as he held the front seam of his wind-whipped T-shirt conspicuously in front of his groin. His introduction, by way of unsolicited advice, was quickly followed by a necessarily loud boast over...

The Birkenhead Protocol

If the image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, washed lifeless upon the Turkish shore, personifies the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, we might also consider the last images Aylan himself ever saw as symbolic of humanity’s greater moment of peril. The biblical proportions of climate change—the storms and rising seas, the mass migrations of dispossessed—distill to Aylan’s lone wooden boat,...