Climate Change Denial Is a War on Humanity

February 13, 2018

The Trump administration's rollbacks on environmental policies are a crime against future generations.  There was no doubt that America would regress on multiple issues when it elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. While opinion is divided on his intellectual capacity and mental...

Europe Feels the Trump Effect

December 13, 2017

Trump’s election has had the unexpected effect of fostering greater initiative from the EU, forcing Europe into taking on a bigger role on the global stage. The day after Donald Trump’s election as US president, a shocked Frank-Walter Steinmeier, then Germany’s foreign minister and now...

The Fable of Anti-Politics

July 20, 2017

In this fairy tale from 2050, the invisible monster of climate change continues to ravage the land. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I testified before the great assembly of our land. When I describe this event to children today, it really does sound to them like a fairy tale. Once upon a...

President Trump and the Forfeiture of US Leadership

June 26, 2017

By withdrawing from the very institutions it once helped create, America risks losing its global influence. President Donald Trump recently announced his intention to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, marking the latest step in his gradual campaign to abdicate...

How Business Can Take the Lead on Combating Climate Change

June 17, 2017

To combat climate change, businesses must move beyond rhetoric to action — but they will face some challenging moral choices. President Donald Trump’s announcement that the US intends to withdraw from the Paris climate accord has focused a wide array of government and business interests on...

Mining and Lack of Governance Threaten Arctic Freshwater Supplies

June 07, 2017

Against the backdrop of population growth and climate change, mining operations in the Arctic exacerbate existing stresses on freshwater resources. As the Arctic warms at record rates, resource development has been of increasing interest to circumpolar nations and more distant countries that...

It’s Always Sunny in Saudi Arabia

May 16, 2017

How the biggest exporter of crude oil could become a leader in solar energy. Throughout the Middle East and North Africa, countries are beginning to reap the benefits of cheaper solar power technology and are investing in mega projects to sustainably power electricity grids. Morocco is...

Food Waste is the World’s Dumbest Problem

May 13, 2017

Reducing food waste may be one of the easiest ways to slow down global warming. When we think of environmental damage, the first culprits that come to mind are things such as industrial pollution and oil spills. Yet our relationship with food is one of the major contributing factors to climate...

Donald Trump: An Invasive Species

April 06, 2017

Can one determined and willfully ignorant man both stem the green tide and push the world over the brink into ecocide? In Pittsburgh, where I worked for two months in 1986, I breathed clean air. The steel mills along the rivers leading into town were mottled with rust. The Steelers still played...

Planting Trees Can Save Lives

March 03, 2017

With pollution causing more and more premature deaths worldwide each year, can trees be the answer to improving public health?  Pollution is not only detrimental to the wellbeing of our environment, but it is also extremely hazardous to our personal health. Inhaling polluted air fills our lungs...

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