It’s not clear what might place climate adaptation on our national agenda, but it’s less costly to anticipate and avoid disaster than recover from it.
Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet - Page 2 of 29
In the blue-red political world we’ve created we need to remember the values we share and our interdependency.
I believe we are entering the decade when humankind will firmly pivot in the direction of sustainability.
We need to develop public policies designed to deal with the impact of automation on people.
It is the leadership that we are seeing from New York’s government and institutions today that will help ensure that the cost structure of New York City’s energy will be able to compete with enlightened cities around the globe.
I remain optimistic about the technologies of renewable energy and the economic opportunities presented by our need to decarbonize and modernize our energy system.
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.
Deregulation reinforces a Wild West mindset that is inappropriate for the crowded planet that we all live on.
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.