By November it is expected that most countries will have signed up to ratify the Paris agreement and will be well underway implementing their national mitigation and adaptation plans.
With the Paris framework in place, momentum for bottom-up, decentralized market-based policies will only increase -- and at the core of such systems are transparency and integrity.
Climate change is a moral issue, a health issue, and a jobs issue -- and that's why the strong majority of Americans want the federal government to do something about it, and support the strong outcome in Paris. We've got a lot more work to do, and we're not slowing down.
The description of God changes through the prism of every human culture, but one profound universal similarity can be discerned among most cultures: God (one or many), holds dominion over the universe, including a tiny subset, Earth.
As negotiations in Paris drew to a resolution earlier this month, developing countries' concerns about having carbon "space" for development and the notion of "differentiated responsibilities" for cutting carbon emissions were common refrains.
A lot happened in 2015, which made it difficult to choose this year's movers and shakers, but without further adieu, here is our 2015 list of the Top 10 Movers and Shakers in Sustainability (in no particular order).
Yet again, those of us on the frontlines of climate struggle, the indigenous land defenders, the people of color fighting police brutality, racism, and gentrification in toxic cities, the eco-warriors who put their lives on the line to defend forests, mountains, and swamps have been led astray by our own complacent "vanguard."
Ask any tribe in North America what they think about promises from a governmental body. Then take a look at the recent climate change agreement coming out of Paris, France. Perhaps this time will be different.
What's missing is the political will to abandon an existing model based on asphalt, oil, speed and consumption in order to embrace a new political and administrative paradigm.
As the Encyclical made clear, acting on climate change is not an add-on option if we have time after doing other good deeds - it should be at the heart of the duty of care we all have for the poor amongst us.
Science will, in fact, determine our entire future. Do science and technology therefore deserve a presidential debate all to themselves?
According to their report, many of the reporting states could not answer the simplest question: that despite the old bans on asbestos, how many public schools continue to struggle with asbestos-containing materials?
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Last year, I wrote that 2014 was a great year for the transhumanism movement. But 2015 was simply incredible -- it might end up being called a breakout year.
December 29 marks the 50th anniversary of the Scenic Hudson Decision, the cornerstone of environmental law granting citizens legal standing to protect the environment. This court victory is considered the birth of the modern, grassroots environmental movement.