Today in a rally in Fresno, California, Donald Trump made a few comments about water. They were all inanities, parroting old Republican mis-statements and misrepresentations about the causes of California's water challenges.
Donald Trump and his reckless refusal to disavow using nuclear weapons is a threat to all life on earth. It's that simple. Ask yourself, would there be any more Memorial Days if no one is left to mourn? No.
Yesterday afternoon I endured the live stream of Donald Trump's "energy policy" speech. Of course, it was not a speech on comprehensive energy policy at all, but more of his now typical pandering to the audience in front of him by stringing together slogans lifted directly from conservative orthodoxy.
Last year's Paris Climate Agreement at COP21 marked a paradigm shift in the international response to climate change. Few can deny that COP21, thanks in part to Europe's leadership, achieved the first multilateral climate agreement since the Kyoto Protocol.
This week Trump rolled out a first look at how he views energy and environmental issues. Giving a rare pre-written and teleprompted speech in North Dakota, Trump addressed the faltering coal industry, the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, international energy markets and the oil trade.
I have taken many a circuitous journey not the least of which was a mid-May tour dedicated to organic food and agriculture.
What the Paris agreement represents is a long awaited collective commitment to achieve common goals. While this is significant, it is not enough.
It now appears that while restoration may be a permanent principle, one widely adopted, it is not a transcendent one. It only has meaning in particular places and practices and, we might add, times.
We must prevent species collapse through conservation, policy reformation, tighter controls on blackmarket trades, and better climate policies, which MUST INCLUDE sustainable food systems, and the time to start, is NOW.
I am often asked about the role of corporate partners and how their philanthropy supports the National Park System. More recently, I've heard concerns about commercialization attaching itself to the national parks themselves.
Just consider a simple forecast. Without action, parts of Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Bangkok and numerous other coastal cities around the globe will continue to sink faster than the sea level rises.
Whether Trump wins in November or not, his "evolving" views on climate suggest that even as the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident, the American electorate is divided on how to make sense of the transition needed.
I joined about 6000 other delegates from around the world this week for the first ever World Humanitarian Summit. While 350.org doesn't provide humanitarian aid, we're increasingly concerned with just how hard climate change is biting, and committed to supporting people-oriented responses to the impacts of climate change.
We're well on our way to COP22 in Marrakech, and it is imperative to remember that the world, and in particular the poorest and most vulnerable, are expecting - no, needing - action. This action needs to be based on science, and supported by just and transparent public policies and private investments.
In 1970, 20 million Americans celebrated the first Earth Day. Over 45 years later, global change is shifting scientific baselines for endangered species recovery, engendering years of litigation and conflict among stakeholders.
In a quest to find more affordable, fresh and local food, many communities - particularly those in the urban, space-starved metropolitan areas - are moving towards the urban farming model of food production and distribution.