Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet - Page 3 of 30

The Declining Organizational Capacity of U.S. Environmental Agencies

We need effective state and federal environmental cops to protect the fragile blue dot in the vast vacuum of space that we call home.

by |February 17, 2020
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Japan Retreats to Coal and Energy Incoherence Reigns Supreme

Our climate challenged planet desperately needs a 21st century, low-polluting, decarbonized energy system.

by |February 10, 2020

Moving Organizations Toward Sustainability

No matter how many people within the organization are committed to environmental sustainability, the commitment at the top is essential.

by |February 3, 2020

Economic Growth and Environmental Sustainability

With enlightened design, sustainability management and cutting-edge technology we can harness human ingenuity to the practical problems of environmentally sustainable economic development.

by |January 27, 2020

The Politics and Cost of Adapting to Climate Change in New York City

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.

by |January 21, 2020

Bringing Consensus Politics Back to Environmental Issues

In the blue-red political world we’ve created we need to remember the values we share and our interdependency.

by |January 13, 2020

The Renewable Rather than Roaring Twenties: A Sustainability Decade

I believe we are entering the decade when humankind will firmly pivot in the direction of sustainability.

by |January 6, 2020
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Automation and Public Policy

We need to develop public policies designed to deal with the impact of automation on people.

by |December 30, 2019
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Moving Toward Sustainable Energy in New York City

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.

by |December 23, 2019

COP 25 in Madrid and the Limits of Climate Diplomacy

I remain optimistic about the technologies of renewable energy and the economic opportunities presented by our need to decarbonize and modernize our energy system.

by |December 16, 2019