Kevan A. Feshami wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Kevan is a doctoral candidate in the Media Studies Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. He researches the intellectual history and digital activities of white nationalist movements, particularly pertaining to the white genocide myth.
Despite the fact that the federal government's own report shows that oil and gas production on public land contributes significantly to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and the Trump administration continue to push on expanding its use.
To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.