Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

The Intergenerational Ethics of Climate Change

We owe the young climate activists our attention and support.

by |November 11, 2019

Trump’s Continued Climate Denial and the Fires of California

If we are to address climate change, environmental protection must once again be seen as above politics and an unfit arena for partisan battle.

by |November 4, 2019

Chuck Schumer’s Electric Car Plan and the Politics of Climate Change

Senator Schumer’s electric vehicle proposal is a creative and sound approach that would have a significant impact on America’s greenhouse gas emissions.

by |October 28, 2019

Technology and the Public Interest

It is time that we learn to expect and mitigate the negative results of technology. It is time to pay attention to the impact of technology on the public interest.   

by |October 21, 2019

The Role of the University in Environmental Sustainability

A model of engagement and connecting research and education to problem-solving is particularly important in the field of environmental sustainability.

by |October 14, 2019

Defining and Measuring Sustainability

An emphasis on generally accepted sustainability metrics can help ensure that sustainability substance dominates sustainability symbols.

by |October 7, 2019
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Climate Change and Economic Consumption

Climate change requires nothing less than transforming the nature of economic production and consumption: Not to consume less, but to consume without destroying the planet that sustains us.

by |September 30, 2019

Beyond Climate: The Crisis of Environmental Sustainability

Environmental sustainability requires that we stop global warming, but we must move beyond climate change and address the other critical challenges confronting the planet.

by |September 23, 2019

Youth Climate Strike and the Generational Urgency of the Climate Crisis

The Youth Climate Strike clearly communicates the generational urgency of the climate crisis.

by |September 16, 2019

Is New York Ready for the Next Superstorm?

For New York City climate resistance is not an option, but a matter of municipal survival.

by |September 9, 2019