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Living in the Vanguard of Climate Change

How mega-fires—and the blinkered perspectives demanding flawed management of them—are raising the stakes for everyone

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Richard Manning and Scott Sayare on mega-fires; Alexander Dziadosz on climate change in Iraq; Andrew Cockburn on nuclear war; John Ashbery’s last poem; and more

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“Obama [and nostalgia for him] is still running the risk of suffocating reform and encouraging the reelection of Donald Trump.”

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Olivier Kugler drawing of Kos Island

Drawing of Kos island, Greece, by Olivier Kugler, from his book Escaping Wars and Waves, which will be published in September by Penn State University Press. An exhibition of drawings from the book, which document the circumstances of Syrian refugees in Kurdistan, Greece, England, and Germany, is on view at the Print House Gallery, in London. Excerpts from the book were published in the March 2014February 2016, and August 2017 issues of Harper’s Magazine.

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