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What is the point of climate change policy? To make the world a better place for all of us, and for future generations.

what once seemed like a far-fetched scenario - asking Americans to move away from homes in climate-impacted areas - has begun percolating into the mainstream.

Increasingly, environmental issues are democracy issues. This is true in Florida where the state legislature has a growing habit of undermining the home rule rights of local governments.

Growing food in cities offers a powerful way to reclaim communities and change the dynamics so that people of color have wealth and power.

The impact of climate change is becoming more and more visible – glaciers are disappearing, the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting, and seas are rising.

It's easy to see there are now two levels of citizenship in this country. The top level is for corporations and those who run them. The lower level is for human citizens. This is especially evident in the area of environmental regulations.

Officials desperately need to explore new avenues both to pay for efforts to make us more resilient and to dramatically reduce dangerous carbon pollution so we don't make it worse. However, the looming question is: Will taxpayers be left with the bill?

Three crises are being revealed to us at once – the pandemic and its resulting economic disruption; inequity, created and sustained by economic and policy structures; and climate change, with its ongoing deadly progression of floods, fires, storms, and droughts.

There’s a right way to do infrastructure. Why does America get it wrong?
While PPE is absolutely critical to tackling the pandemic, we must address the increased strain that they place on our already overburdened waste management systems if we want to avoid aggravating another crisis: ocean plastic pollution.

Like the pandemic, climate change poses a clear threat to financial markets. Just as with the pandemic, experts have warned us to prepare. Every day we wait, the devastating impacts compound.

If we seek real action against systemic racism in Canada, we can no longer ignore the interplay of racial and environmental justice and the role of policing communities of colour in order to enable irresponsible polluting corporations.

Our health will remain in danger until we make a major change and paradigm shift.

A makeshift ‘tent city’ in Mexico filled with about 1,500 asylum seekers records its first coronavirus case.

William Perry Pendley, Trump's nominee to lead the Bureau of Land Management, has ties to anti-environment and anti-government forces.

A carbon price could have regressive effects on low-income residents, who pay a higher share of their income on energy and do not have the resources to avoid these costs by investing in energy efficiency or solar power.

Addressing systemic racism in U.S. agriculture has to begin with the USDA.
Generators have until 2038 to switch off their plants, but there are incentives to get it done quicker.
Siberia’s heatwave reflects temperature changes that weren’t generally forecast to occur until the end of the century. That’s bad news for everyone.
No one will die because of Trump’s dishonest lobster tweet. But the stuff he makes up about the coronavirus is killing people.

Climate change is a much more visible and advanced threat than it was in 1988, and we could use Reagan's brand of conservative leadership in tackling that problem.

The science has been settled to the highest degree, so now the key to progress is understanding our psychological reactions.

The fossil fuel economy, which motored happily through one century, is quickly running out of steam. Momentum is growing for renewable energy.

As our nation rises up to challenge the racism embedded within our society, I ask all of us to remember the environmental injustices that have been put onto the shoulders of Black and Brown communities.

The fireworks were canceled a decade ago to mitigate risks that have only gotten worse. Bringing them back now is irresponsible.
There is still so much the U.S. and the World Health Organization can accomplish together.
By passing the Moving Forward Act and investing in water infrastructure, Congress can improve the economic outlook for communities around the country.
EPA enforcement has been largely on stand-down during the pandemic but high amounts of mercury recently detected in Maryland rockfish suggest it will take more than a return to business-as-usual to address worrisome levels of environmental pollution.
I have to inject myself with needles just to stay alive. Still, Bayer will continue to sell Roundup, and refused to label it as carcinogenic

Educating citizens about the ecological predicament of a global population that has more than doubled since the 1960s is an essential exercise.

My father and I worked for years at a factory that became a Superfund hazardous-waste site. We’re still feeling the repercussions.

Cognitive dissonance is very much in evidence in many countries' attitudes to climate change and fossil fuels.