Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Understanding Climate Change: Long Beach New York, Post-Sandy

People in Long Beach have experienced the impact of climate change and are doing what they can to prepare for future floods. Sandy changed local attitudes toward measures designed to build climate resilience.

by |August 13, 2018

Ideology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability

Anti-regulatory ideology is an obstacle to the development of the technology needed to transition to environmental sustainability.

by |August 6, 2018

Regulating the Sharing Economy: Uber and Airbnb

In regulating the sharing economy, remember that sharing is an asset for the sustainable city.

by |July 30, 2018

Being Pragmatic About the Transition to an Environmentally Sustainable Economy

We are in the midst of a transition to a renewable resource-based circular economy. It will take a long time to complete, but the process of change has begun.

by |July 23, 2018

The State and Local Role in Protecting America’s Environment

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.

by |July 16, 2018

The Post-Pruitt EPA

While it is possible to predict the most probable form the post-Pruitt EPA will take, we should strive for something better.

by |July 9, 2018

Immigration and American Values

The core American values of openness to new neighbors, tolerance, and the importance of family and charity are hard-wired into our culture.

by |July 2, 2018

Sustainability Management, Economic Prosperity, and Scientific Literacy

America’s future prosperity depends on enhancing the technological sophistication and scientific literacy of the people running our organizations.

by |June 25, 2018

The Purpose and Goals of Sustainability Education

Developing, understanding and applying knowledge of environmental problems and the solutions to those problems is the purpose of sustainability research and education.

by |June 18, 2018

Scott Pruitt and the Chemical Industry Collude to Deregulate Toxic Chemicals

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.

by |June 11, 2018