Zoya Teirstein

Editorial assistant at Grist

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When Wildfires Sweep through California, Who Gets Left Behind?

The wildfire crisis, one that is expected to get worse in the Golden State in the coming years as the full effects of climate change kick in, illuminates a glaring disparity. When fires rip through a community, its most vulnerable members — the old and sick, domestic workers, construction workers, and incarcerated folks — get left behind.

November 7, 2019

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal is Being Built

Drummer realized the Green New Deal was the “best tangible, concrete expression of the kind of economics and politics that we were fighting for and trying to develop.”

March 13, 2019

Seeing Red on Climate

There’s a small but growing alliance of concerned conservatives who want to reclaim climate change as a nonpartisan issue. This motley crew of lobbyists, Evangelical Christians, and far-right radicals call themselves the “eco-right.”

January 23, 2018