Preservation of national monuments is a moral issue—not a political, legal or economic issue—and we owe it to our children to stop Trump’s destruction of them.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 18
The transition to a renewable resource-based economy will be a massive and complex endeavor and its difficulty should not be underestimated. The transition depends on five key components.
As the economy demands new knowledge and as professionals seek to meet those needs, new forms of formal education and non-degree training will be required. It is the civic responsibility of America’s best universities to learn how to meet these needs.
Charging drivers more could provide much-needed funding for public transit, while reducing traffic and making Manhattan a better place to live and work.
As new technologies continue to change consumption patterns, land use and social norms, we have an opportunity to ensure these changes result in an exciting sustainable lifestyle in a new type of sustainable city.
Natural disaster reconstruction will not be easy, but our greatest assets in the rebuilding efforts are our communities and our common values.
First responders have learned how to reduce the death toll from natural disasters, but America’s long-term response and approach to reconstruction suffers from uncertainty, bureaucracy and inadequate resources of every kind. Until we understand that disaster reconstruction is not part of emergency response, it will remain a disaster.
We need to ensure that our air, water and soil is free of poisons and to do that we need to take pollution control more seriously than we do today. Many industries have found that environmental regulation is compatible with long term production and profits.
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.