climate change

MPH@GW, The George Washington University
The most dangerous jobs in the United States may become even more dangerous thanks to climate change.

In April 2016, Secretary of State John Kerry signs the Paris Climate Agreement, while holding his 2-year-old granddaughter. At COP21 in December 2015, Kerry said, "The world has come together around an agreement that will empower us to chart a new path for our planet – a smart and responsible path, a sustainable path. And extraordinarily, we are 196 delegations, 186 plans. That is a remarkable global commitment." (U.S. State Department)

Planet Forward
The Planet Forward Advisory Board member explains his unconventional opinion about how he felt toward the withdrawal from the Paris agreement.

At the U.N. Climate Talks at COP22 in November 2016, U.S. and global youth gathered after Trump’s win and spoke about what his presidency would mean for global climate justice. (John Englart/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Intern, Ithaca College
The problem that exists is not only about Trump’s trashing of a climate agreement and process. What happened is that the sustainer of the world order is disintegrating the world order.

In this image from 2012, Brian Lawson and Kenesaw Burwell work on panels that the Energy Department is using to leverage a Power Purchase Agreement with Sun Edison and Xcel Energy. (Dennis Schroeder/U.S. Department of Energy)

Planet Forward Intern, Elon University
Although our president’s withdrawal from the Paris Accord is a frustrating setback to environmental advocates, it does not come as a surprise.

In Pittsburgh, which famously was compared to Paris in President Trump's Paris Accord withdrawal speech, protesters gather weekly to share their views with Sen. Pat Toomey. On March 3 — even before the withdrawal announcement — their focus was the environment. (Mark Dixon/Blue Lens via Flickr)

SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry
After Trump’s withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate agreement, now what? What should Americans with a sense of concern and responsibility for global climate outcomes be focusing on?

A scene from the People's Climate March in 2014 in New York City. (South Bend Voice/Creative Commons)

Planet Forward Intern, Towson University
The United States leaving the Paris Accord seemed like an end of the world decision for many, but I see it as a new day and a chance for greater innovation.
Planet Forward
This is the first in our series of Expert Voices sharing their thoughts on how we move the planet forward following the United States' withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord.

President Donald Trump announces that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate change accord during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House on Thursday. (Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Planet Forward
President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord. What's next? Weigh in and tell us your story.
MPH@GW, The George Washington University
Understanding the disconnect between the largest polluters and those who most suffer the impact is paramount to developing climate change policy.

Atlanta's skyline from Piedmont Park. (Chris McClanahan/Creative Commons)

Jackson State University
Watson recounts his relationship with the environment, and interviews Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice program, who aims to lay bare the civil rights facet of environmentalism.

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