The current crisis has given us a once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle two monumental challenges at the same time.
Viewpoints Archives - State of the Planet
The pandemic and the western fires are examples of a catastrophic failure by America’s government to protect the public.
A student urges that we stand up to corporate deceit, reinstate plastic-bag bans, and encourage businesses to allow reusables again while adhering to safety protocols.
A student’s whale encounter inspires marvel, regret at our bloody history with these endangered giants, and the desire to do better at protecting them.
For a mayor who talks about equity and income inequality, he should remember that parks are one of the few services we already have that provide a measure of equality, access and opportunity for all. They should be treasured rather than trashed.
Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel writes that yes, Hurricane Laura is about climate change, but first it’s about people.
A Black student shares some of his negative interactions with the police, and explains why “silence equals death” is not an exaggeration.
We’ve managed to avoid the topic for decades, but the force of public opinion is finally ending the era of American national climate nondecision-making.
There are steps individuals can take to support more diversity in the environmental sciences.
Kamala Harris’ Plan For International Climate Cooperation Could Smooth the Transition From Fossil Fuels
A coalition of leading governments would help secure an equitable, efficient, and just transition to the energy sources of the future.