This election was a resounding victory for climate action. Americans were presented with the clearest choice yet on global warming, and they chose the presidential candidate who confronted the climate threat, not the one who turned it into a punch line.
Ultimately, the directors and volunteers are on the same side. But, so many people are telling so many tales as to who's to blame, you can't help but feel caught in the web of complete chaos. Nothing is as it appears to be, and those poor folks need help.
Hurricane Sandy has caused mass devastation and has ruined the lives of many. People have died and homes have been destroyed. We have a chance to rebuild ourselves literally and metaphorically. Hopefully we will take that chance.
Unless we educate our future generation that there are possible alternatives to our wasteful lifestyle, there will be not only nothing to waste in the future, but not even enough to consume.
If we want to actively combat climate change, we must be convinced that the threat deserves action. Films such as Climate Refugees do just that.
Watching the president this week reminds us that transcending partisanship and solving problems are the qualities that define leadership in a way that should be meaningful to all Americans.
Why is okay for the professional sports players to play on Sunday, but not the average person who has trained hard and is getting paid nothing? Why do average people have to make the donations and sacrifices, while the professionals don't?
For your edification, a look back at the phrases, nouns, and neologisms that have, for better or for worse, shaped the week's national discourse.
'Twas the week before the election, and all through the land / Things were not going exactly as planned / A storm more daunting than any we have ever seen / Suddenly made the political accusations toned down and less mean.
To the critics who insist that Obama's actions in the last week would not have been so immediate if not for the impending election this Tuesday, maybe, just maybe President Obama was able to look at the actions of the former administration to see where his priorities need to lie.
With a city in varying states of recovery, a public transit system that was essentially crippled up until Saturday afternoon, blackouts and a death count nearing 50, this clearly was not the time to be hosting the worlds largest marathon.
Decisiveness and clarity of thought in a crisis are often the difference between success and failure. Michael Bloomberg learned this lesson the hard way.
Every year the marathon is a celebration of the human spirit. Unlike other controversies he's been able to spin into praise, perhaps Bloomberg realized this time that he would have to rename the NYC Marathon the NYC Triathlon.
The aftermath of Sandy -- not its damages, but society's response to those damages -- strongly suggests that it is the failure to stabilize the climate that creates the greater risk of an enormous growth in governmental power. Conservatism has obsessed with the wrong threat.
After my New York City apartment lost power around 8 p.m., my smartphone's data plan suddenly became my only connection with the outside world. Tweets from the community are helpful to get a distributed feel of the situation but they have to be taken with a grain (a byte?) of salt.
When the climate sends a signal that the tipping point is reached / And the oceans start to overrun the land / When the piers are disappearing and the final seawall's breached / Maybe then it's time to take a stand