Brian Merchant
Brian Merchant

Brian Merchant is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, NY. He covers politics for TreeHugger.com and is an editor at the Utopianist.

Green Room
June 25 2011 7:11 AMHow To Spark a Right-Wing FrenzyMy one-minute YouTube clip of Al Gore was a conservative-media sensation. Here's why I took it down.
Green Room
May 12 2011 10:08 AMDo Climate Skeptics Change Their Minds?Yes. But not often.
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.