Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

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

New York: A City of Seasons

I love the seasonality and endless variety of my home city and I do not find its intensity incompatible with the goal of environmental sustainability.

by |September 3, 2019

Consumption, Waste and our Changing Lifestyle

We can build our production and consumption around the principles of environmental sustainability.

by |August 26, 2019
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Resisting Trump’s Relentless Attack on the Environment

By keeping informed and creatively exploring alternatives to federal anti-environmental policies, we can continue on the path of environmental progress.

by |August 19, 2019

The Automobile and New York City

The private automobile should be seen as a valuable piece of a complex, varied system of transit. It should not simply be shunned but electrified, accommodated and regulated.

by |August 12, 2019

Toward a Pragmatic Climate Policy

I often say that the human species is ingenious and not suicidal. This would be a good time for America to demonstrate that instinct for survival and pragmatic invention.

by |August 5, 2019

California and Automakers Confront Trump’s EPA

California had leverage and used it to cut a favorable compromise with four auto manufacturers over auto mileage standards.

by |July 29, 2019
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Modernizing New York’s Energy System

Wind projects such as the ones that will soon be built in New York have an important role to play in changing our energy system.

by |July 22, 2019

FEMA’S Failure and the Catastrophe of Our Federal Government

We have reason to question the competence and readiness of the federal government after over two years of amateurish, chaotic and dominantly political presidential leadership.

by |July 15, 2019