Making the transition to zero carbon in our economies and societies is an imperative, but we can only succeed if the transition is just.
If we are serious about changing the climate, we need to get serious about changing agriculture.
As President Obama flies to Paris for the latest international negotiation on climate change, diplomats on both sides of the Atlantic appear confused about what his position will be. Will he champion legally binding commitments by all nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions? Or will he agree only to deal with no legal force?
The scientific community agrees on a crucial fact: we must leave most remaining fossil fuels in the ground, or our children and future generations are screwed. Yet Obama is not proposing the action required for the essential change in energy policy direction.
Virtually every player at the Paris conference fully understands the grotesque extremism gripping the GOP. It is an embarrassing spectacle, unique among world powers. But the embarrassment is trivial. More than ever, the stakes involved in U.S. leadership are the highest conceivable.
The power of the film is that it won't let us forget that it's within our power to avoid the worst consequences of climate change -- we need only choose to do so. That's important for all of us to remember, not just those who are tasked with reaching an agreement in Paris.
When we think of climate change, we tend to picture rising sea levels, higher temperatures, expanding deserts, more violent storms, melting ice caps. But we should also think of wasted fields and hungry people, because climate change poses a tremendous threat to our food supply for all countries.
Sometimes, a crisis strikes without warning. Sometimes, however, a crisis gathers more slowly and incrementally. Climate change is already a daily reality for my people, but without urgent global action to curb emissions, this growing crisis will spiral out of control.
This turkey day we gather around the steaming food to defend ourselves against what is outside. We are seated facing inward, admiring the steaming aroma of the overkill. We pretend for an hour that we don't notice what is behind us, the climate rattling the windows and the families knocking on our door.
In the fear-filled atmosphere that has broken hearts and led spirits to despair, many people are nervous about attending COP21 and afraid of the future. Some politicians try to use this attack to close their countries' doors to refugees.
As the summit that everyone in the climate world has been pointing to as the "last best chance to change course" gets underway, there is good news and there is bad news.
In my drawings for the show, the women figures and the pictorial settings are all exploring our relationship to the world around us, and the figures are either bearing the burden, or becoming agents of change.
The Republican Party must avoid the old adage; you can pay me now or pay me later. It's time to get our heads out of the sand and admit that climate change is no longer a question of weather or not.
Once you see how vulnerable my community is to sea-level rise and erosion, you won't be able to deny that climate disruption is real.
Asia has achieved tremendous progress over the last half century. China and India, as well as Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, ha...
While data suggests that 2015 will likely go down as the hottest year on record, this has also been a year when we've made extraordinary environmental progress in five key areas. We have the numbers to prove it.