Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

New York City and the Brain-Based Economy

We need fresh thinking and creative problem solving to generate the revenues, programs and institutions that will continue New York’s tradition of opportunity coupled with compassion and a measure of equity.

by |December 9, 2019
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The Dangers of Deregulation

Deregulation reinforces a Wild West mindset that is inappropriate for the crowded planet that we all live on.

by |December 2, 2019

The Symbolic and Substantive Politics of Climate Change

The many efforts to communicate the climate emergency are all necessary but not sufficient methods for reducing greenhouse gas pollution. Today’s words must lead to tomorrow’s actions.

by |November 25, 2019

The Continued Attack on Federal Civil Servants

It will take many years to rebuild America’s institutions and norms and if we are not careful the stable, creative, high energy and path-breaking nation we inherited will slowly fade into the sunset.

by |November 18, 2019

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