Yessenia Funes
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I mostly write about how environmental policy and climate change intersect with race and class though I occasionally write about animals, science, and art, too. We all need an escape, right?

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7/29/19
5:19 PM
21

People also don’t take liberals seriously because they do tone-deaf publicity stunts like this one. Great, she has a multi-million dollar private racing yacht that she can take across the Atlantic so she doesn’t have to fly and create more carbon dioxide emissions. How is that going to look to your average Joe Schmoe Read more

4/5/19
11:54 AM
6

If I was the Yankees, I wouldn’t disclose my emissions either. Luke Voit alone has the methane footprint of a 5,000 acre beef cattle operation.

3/21/19
8:45 PM
27

Hello, editor here. The ppm/ppb discrepancy was completely my fault and the consequence of attempting to edit after three hours of coaching college kids on science writing without sufficient caffeine. It has been fixed.

3/12/19
3:51 PM
48

The biggest scam in history is multi-billion dollar corporations managing to convince the public that the onus for environmental conservation lies on us. Read more

3/8/19
12:56 PM
1

how is that tanker operational? it looks like it was abandoned years ago.

1/30/19
4:29 PM
10

This lead me to think about how much time we spend in air conditioned environments at home, work and travel versus not air conditioned. Of course there was research sort of on this topic: Read more

1/22/19
4:21 PM
1

As an Earther recommended commenter, I can raise good comments out of the grays. Let me see if there’s any good comments in the grays.

::it’s just a dumpster fire::

Fantastic.

1/1/19
8:02 AM
4

I’d party with Yessenia over Taema any day

12/7/18
6:50 AM
5

Not to mention, something like 40% of coal plants are heavily subsided by rate payers, who would actually save money if the energy source were switched to gas or renewables.

12/5/18
6:58 PM
1

The project was originally supposed to cost $3.8 billion, but it wound up costing an extra $3.7 billion due to protests and loss of market capital. On top that, a hardcore divestment campaign led by opponents got people to close 150,000 checking and savings accounts with 17 banks involved with the project, including Read more

11/1/18
12:34 PM
10

We never said that the situation is hopeless and I told you that before you published this piece. Here is my email to you, from which you only mentioned the first sentence: “Our paper is only about facts (science), which should always be the basis of policy. Hiding the facts from the Haitian people would be the wrong Read more

6/11/18
6:17 PM
1

As someone who come from a community affected by gang violence, this feels like a bit of a simplification. Generational poverty and drug addiction are not going to be solved by a simple clean up. Putting in a new park may help but it won’t necessarily correct the issue’s inherent to gang violence. Read more