Though Trump’s America doesn’t recognize the value of diversity, New York City views maintaining economic, racial, national and ethnic diversity as an important goal and matter of public policy.
Trump cannot stop the attention most of us are paying to environmental sustainability, and I remain confident that the transition to a renewable resource-based economy has begun.
The federal response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was far too slow and small to deal with the massive scale of the disaster, but the future potential for Puerto Rico could be achieved by constructing a more resilient, storm-resistant built environment.
Vulnerable infrastructure is a crisis that calls for enhanced governmental capacity to address a new, national issue of national security.
The growth of this field of study is one of the reasons I am optimistic that we will overcome and meet the challenges of climate change and global sustainability.
If we are to maintain the way of life we enjoy while maintaining a safe and healthy environment, we need to require more careful management of toxic substances.
National security is about protecting the safety and way of life of the American people. It is the single most important responsibility of government. We need to get past dysfunction and treat natural and human made disaster response and recovery as a national security issue.
Climate change is a test of our ability to identify, understand and act on critical global environmental issues. It tests our ability to work across national borders and across academic and professional fields of knowledge.
Despite the chaos that has enveloped the White House, we can take comfort in the day-to-day functioning of our American communities.
The Trump Administration’s understated attack on environmental regulation could have more impact than some of its higher-profile actions.