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On Franzen's Theory and Uniting Our Climate Things

Written by Abigail Dillen, Vice President of Litigation for Climate & Energy, Earthjustice. In a recent New Yorker piece, author Jonathan Franzen sparked a necessary conversation for people that care about climate change. His premise...Show More Summary

Climate Change vs. Wildlife?

The April 6 issue of The New Yorker carries an article by Jonathan Franzen titled “Carbon Capture: Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?” The article is about how we must protect the birds we have even as we address the dire problems of climate change. Show More Summary

Feral cats are literally eating all of Australia’s wildlife

Cats, not satisfied with ruining Jonathan Franzen's weekend, turn their beady little eyes to the Land Down Under.

Angry Birds

Last week, Jonathan Franzen published a thoughtful personal essay in the New Yorker about the role of wildlife conservation in the era of climate change. Although it does his essay a disservice to reduce it to a bullet point, one ofShow More Summary


Well I have to be thankful to Jonathan Franzen for one thing -- he's pushed me out of my blog blues. His essay in the New Yorker about why we can ignore climate change so misses all the basic, important points about what is going on in nature that here I am, clicking away again. I haven't blogged since my father died in December. Show More Summary

Links 4/6/15

Links for you. Science: The Arctic climate threat that nobody’s even talking about yet The Corrections: Fixing Jonathan Franzen’s Deeply Flawed New Yorker Climate Article (a little unfair; Franzen’s point, in part, was that there’s something to be said for … Continue reading ?

"It’s not clear what the Audubon Society did to piss off Jonathan Franzen."

last weekHumor / odd : The Hairpin

by Jaya Saxena This is quite possibly my favorite sentence that I've ever read. If you missed it this weekend because you were busy Easter/Passovering (I personally had my first Passover as a married woman, and made chopped liver like...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen Is Peddling Climate-Change Deniers' Favorite Myths

Jonathan Franzen’s latest New Yorker essay offers a dim view of how humans should prioritize two causes that are, according to him, in conflict: climate change and conservation. Since nothing can be done to save

Is everything exploding at Salon?

I happened to stop by Salon yesterday because someone at Facebook had pointed me to "Jonathan Franzen is guilty of 'extreme intellectual dishonesty,' according to the Audubon Society/Franzen hit first, but the National Audubon Society...Show More Summary

Audubon flips Jonathan Franzen the bird. Can you guess which zingers are real?

2 weeks agoNews : ComPost

Word to the wise: Never get on the bad side of the National Audubon Society. It just flipped Jonathan Franzen the proverbial bird. In response to a piece Franzen published in the New Yorker, asking the question “Has climate change made it harder for people to care about conservation?,” a piece that included such astounding […]

Audubon Society Slams 'Sad Ravings' of 'Consumerist' Jonathan Franzen

When he isn’t sharing his thoughts about the Internet with the Internet, bestselling author Jonathan Franzen is a birder. He recently wrote a long essay speculating that the looming threat of global climate change is encouraging us to abandon more concrete (but smaller-scale) bird-related conservation efforts. He criticized the Audubon Society in particular. Read more...

Jonathan Franzen is confused about climate change, but then, lots of people are

Jonathan Franzen has weird, myopic views about birds and climate change. But he's not alone.

The Corrections: Fixing Jonathan Franzen’s Deeply Flawed New Yorker Climate Article

The New Yorker has a new bird-brained and hypocritical climate article which asks if, climate change has "made it harder for people to care about conservation.” Quick answer: No! Why would they would publish such easily-debunked nonsense?...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen 'miserably conflicted about climate change'

Is the environmental movement's emphasis on climate change bad for birds? Novelist and avian enthusiast Jonathan Franzen thinks that might be the case.

Shorties (Jonathan Franzen on Climate Change; The Best Albums of 2015 So Far; and more)

Jonathan Franzen wrote about climate change at he New Yorker. MOJO and The 405 listed 2015's best albums so far. The Los Angeles Times interviewed author James Hannaham. Pitchfork loved Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell. Interview magazine interviewed...

FSG Unveils Cover For New Jonathan Franzen Novel

2 weeks agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The cover for Jonathan Franzen’s forthcoming novel, entitled Purity, has been unveiled on the Farrar, Straus & Giroux blog. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? This jacket was created by famed book designer Rodrigo Corral. FSG has scheduled the publication date for September 1st. (via BuzzFeed)

@Gilligan #Franzen #Facebook #TV

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

From Susan Lerner’s interview with Jonathan Franzen in Booth: SL: I want to ask you about technology and social media. … I was wondering, given your change of heart about television and its place within our culture, can you comment on this … Continue reading ?

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