The U.S. EPA is shrinking at the very time we need it to expand, but the environmental functions performed by state, county, and city governments will continue to grow.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet
While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.
The core American values of openness to new neighbors, tolerance, and the importance of family and charity are hard-wired into our culture.
America’s future prosperity depends on enhancing the technological sophistication and scientific literacy of the people running our organizations.
Developing, understanding and applying knowledge of environmental problems and the solutions to those problems is the purpose of sustainability research and education.
The persistence of toxic chemicals and substances like plastics throughout the biosphere has impacts that are not yet well understood and may be very difficult to predict.
Fossil fuels will not go away quickly, but they will go away. Those fossil fuel companies that lead the transition to renewable energy will survive and thrive.
Both our governor and mayor need to place public service above political gain to save our mass transit system.
We don’t yet understand what the internet is doing to our politics and culture, but we do know what it’s doing to the planet.