The return to a normal way of life and to renewing our push toward sustainable cities requires that we develop an apolitical, science-driven public health capacity.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 30
We need to learn how to work together again as an American community. The alternative is to die alone while clinging to our ideologies and sense of moral superiority.
As educators, we are responsible for ensuring that the expertise needed to maintain this complex world continues to be regenerated.
If we can replace bluster and improvisation with measured, calm and rational decision-making, we can rise to this occasion.
We need to overcome divisions and come together in a single human community to combat a threat that disregards national boundaries.
We need to develop the technologies, organizational capacities and institutional framework that enable people to be safe in this new world.
What we’re missing is an activist federal government working hand in hand with the finance industry to incentivize green finance at a massive, national scale.
Our only real weapon to address the threats posed by the impact of science and technology is the human ingenuity required to develop additional science and technology.
Both clothing rental and plastic bag bans are small steps on the long road to sustainable cities and a circular, less environmentally destructive economy.
We need effective state and federal environmental cops to protect the fragile blue dot in the vast vacuum of space that we call home.