Did you enjoy the brief respite last week from the two-week polar vortex that touched down on Christmas? The Northeast and Mid-West saw temperatures struggle to reach above freezing. Meanwhile, after historic wildfires ravaged the state, California faced another crisis–mudslides. From hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Nate; cyclones; tornadoes; floods, to Southern freezes, 2017 saw some […]
If there’s anything consistent about the right, it’s that it believes economics are at the crux of every political, professional, personal, social, and environmental decision. The “free market,” they say, “will solve all that ails us.” Of course money is important, and we would be remiss if we did not consider the economic costs of […]
In a world with no shortage of calamities, there is an imminent disaster that threatens to trump all other disasters: running out of water. Human beings can live without petroleum. We can survive weeks without food. But no living creature can survive even two days without fresh water and across the globe–as a side effect […]
It is a staggering number, 175 million. To put it in perspective, over 40% of the total world population will be affected by climate change every year and that is only counting the children. The number of people affected will continue to grow unless we make changing our behavior a priority.