Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

The Competitive Benefits of a Modern Energy System

The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.

by |June 24, 2019

We, Them, and the American Dream

We need a balance between community and individual, local and global, public and private.

by |June 17, 2019

California Can’t Compromise on Cars

California is not going to compromise on cars. Lots of older Californians remember smog so thick you could not see the mountains surrounding Los Angeles from within L.A. They do not want to go back to those bad old days.

by |June 10, 2019

Floods, Infrastructure and Climate Change

Climate change will require that we rebuild our flood control systems in new and creative ways. We will need more research on climate impacts to do this successfully and we will need to moderate the rate of those impacts to ensure that what we build doesn’t quickly become outdated.

by |June 3, 2019

Institutionalizing Sustainability in New York City Government

Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?

by |May 28, 2019

The True Foundation of Civil Liberty

Over the doorway of James Madison High School in Brooklyn there is a quote from James Madison which states, “education is the true foundation of civil liberty”.

by |May 20, 2019

The Use of Science in Environmental Decision Making

We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and analysis.

by |May 13, 2019

Banning Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

The future does not belong to the nation that pumps, sells and burns the most fossil fuels.

by |May 6, 2019

Educating Sustainability Managers

We need all of those now being trained as sustainability professionals and we will need many more in the future. We need innovation in the management of our organizations in order to create the standard practices and capacities needed for sustainability.

by |April 29, 2019

Climate Mobilization and a Sustainable New York City

As New York City evolves into a sustainable city, the experience we have in transforming our old energy system to a new one will be valuable, and the transformation itself will make this very old place newer than it looks.

by |April 22, 2019