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The sun rises on a new political climate. What happens to sustainability efforts under a Trump administration?

Sustainability in Our New Political Climate

One of the most controversial and terrifying things about president-elect Donald Trump is that he has openly admitted to not believing global warming exists. A president who rejects scientific proof about a significant threat to our country and our lives can be very dangerous. As a result, the future of our environment is in question. Sustainability is arguably not a…

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A Sense of Urgency Ahead of Cop15?

I am currently in the Maryland countryside, participating in a Transatlantic Media Dialog hosted by the German Embassy and the Ecologic Institute. The mission of the event is, in part, to serve as a followup to the efforts the German foreign ministry has made in recent months to create a better understanding of German energy and climate policy, including the…

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wants to Put Climate Science on Trial

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce wants to conduct a show trial it calls the “Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century.” Others take the analogy further back to the witch trials of Salem in the 17th century.

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change: “We Can’t Rewrite the Last Eight Years”

Todd Stern speaks to ThinkProgress about making up for lost time in forging climate policy and meeting an international agenda to sign a treaty to offset the most catastrophic consequences of climate change.