In order to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, we need to work together with businesses and communities to help develop the capacity to reduce emissions.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 26
The point of July 4th is that we can disagree and live to argue about it long into the night. Let’s keep it that way.
The states that modernize first will end up with a more reliable and lower cost energy system.
We need a balance between community and individual, local and global, public and private.
California is not going to compromise on cars. Lots of older Californians remember smog so thick you could not see the mountains surrounding Los Angeles from within L.A. They do not want to go back to those bad old days.
Climate change will require that we rebuild our flood control systems in new and creative ways. We will need more research on climate impacts to do this successfully and we will need to moderate the rate of those impacts to ensure that what we build doesn’t quickly become outdated.
Since the city’s term-limited mayor will be replaced by someone else, how do we assure that sustainability policy will continue to be implemented?
Over the doorway of James Madison High School in Brooklyn there is a quote from James Madison which states, “education is the true foundation of civil liberty”.
We need to do a better job of integrating scientific knowledge into management decision making. The world is too complicated, interconnected and dangerous to act without real scientific observations and analysis.