Authoritarian and nationalistic forces may be seizing on COVID-19 as an opportunity to restrict people and businesses to stay within their borders, but in the long run, the forces of technology, economic development and human curiosity will not be contained.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet
We need a more mature and sophisticated approach to utilizing scientific expertise in decision-making.
If we believe in our future and in our ability to come back from this catastrophe, the environmental bond act deserves our continued support.
Our collective community is struggling to respond to this disease, and I have confidence we will do so.
When this crisis ends, we will be transformed in ways we cannot predict. But the one prediction I can and will make is that yes, we will be back.
An American infrastructure revitalization program could put people to work while improving the efficiency and quality of our communities and economy.
California’s Air Resource Board and governor deserve enormous credit for moving ahead even in the face of the worsening pandemic. It demonstrates leadership, vision and persistence.
Action on pandemics, ecosystem destruction and climate change needs to be seen as part of a redefinition of national and global security.
Anyone who confidently predicts the second half of 2020 hasn’t been paying serious attention to the first half of the year.
A clean and healthy environment and environmental justice are necessities and not luxuries.