Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Education During a Global Pandemic

As educators, we are responsible for ensuring that the expertise needed to maintain this complex world continues to be regenerated.

by |April 6, 2020

COVID-19 Requires A Competent, Professional Federal Government

If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.

by |March 30, 2020

Living In and Learning From the Corona Crisis

We need to overcome divisions and come together in a single human community to combat a threat that disregards national boundaries.

by |March 23, 2020

Understanding Our Interconnected World and COVID-19

We need to develop the technologies, organizational capacities and institutional framework that enable people to be safe in this new world.

by |March 16, 2020

A Renewable Resource-Based Economy Requires Public-Private Partnership

What we’re missing is an activist federal government working hand in hand with the finance industry to incentivize green finance at a massive, national scale.

by |March 9, 2020

The Coronavirus and Our Interconnected Economy and Biosphere

Our only real weapon to address the threats posed by the impact of science and technology is the human ingenuity required to develop additional science and technology.

by |March 2, 2020

The Sharing Economy Comes to Congress While Plastic Bags Leave New York

Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.

by |February 24, 2020

The Declining Organizational Capacity of U.S. Environmental Agencies

We need effective state and federal environmental cops to protect the fragile blue dot in the vast vacuum of space that we call home.

by |February 17, 2020
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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020

Moving Organizations Toward Sustainability

No matter how many people within the organization are committed to environmental sustainability, the commitment at the top is essential.

by |February 3, 2020