There is no chance that the century-old technology of the internal combustion engine will remain much longer. It is a question of how long it will take to go electric.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet
The only politically feasible way of combatting climate change is to invest in research and development and infrastructure that makes our energy system more efficient and less dependent on fossil fuels.
The idea is to charge more for driving on the most congested streets in the city and direct those funds to making mass transit more efficient and perhaps even pleasant.
We should learn from our mistake in losing Amazon and do all we can to build the growing technology industry in New York.
I believe we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in environmental politics. The idea that we must choose between economic well-being and environmental protection is being challenged.
This deal might not be good, but it’s necessary.
Policies may change gradually but the climate crisis is no longer emerging gradually and an issue for the future. The impacts of a warming planet on extreme weather and sea level rise are already being seen.
The time for a comprehensive fix for this region’s mass transit is long overdue.
The two alternative universes of red and blue America have far more in common than they seem to know. It is time to focus our attention beyond these differences and focus on the far greater areas of agreement.