State of the Planet

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  • What You Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward on Climate

    What You Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward on Climate

    Many people are concerned that the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump’s administration will stop or reverse the progress the Obama administration has made on climate change. Here’s what you can do about it.

  • Trump’s Nonexistent Environmental Platform

    The problem with a Trump White House is we won’t know who owns the house. The argument for taking such a “huge” chance on the most powerful public office in the world is that the country is in such terrible condition that it’s worth the risk.

  • Getting Sustainability on the Agenda of Our Dysfunctional Federal Government

    What is needed politically and in reality is a positive vision of a sustainable society. In the case of this country it will need to be built on the traditional values that have always attracted people to America: freedom, rewarding individual achievement, a love of the new and novel, innovation, and acceptance (even if reluctantly)…

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Recent record-breaking heat waves have affected communities across the world. The Extreme Heat Workshop will bring together researchers and practitioners to advance the state of knowledge, identify community needs, and develop a framework for evaluating risks with a focus on climate justice. Register by June 15

  • What You Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward on Climate

    What You Can Do to Keep Us Moving Forward on Climate

    Many people are concerned that the Republican-controlled Congress and Trump’s administration will stop or reverse the progress the Obama administration has made on climate change. Here’s what you can do about it.

  • Trump’s Nonexistent Environmental Platform

    The problem with a Trump White House is we won’t know who owns the house. The argument for taking such a “huge” chance on the most powerful public office in the world is that the country is in such terrible condition that it’s worth the risk.

  • Getting Sustainability on the Agenda of Our Dysfunctional Federal Government

    What is needed politically and in reality is a positive vision of a sustainable society. In the case of this country it will need to be built on the traditional values that have always attracted people to America: freedom, rewarding individual achievement, a love of the new and novel, innovation, and acceptance (even if reluctantly)…