Climate

Paris Climate Protesters

"Locally and globally, only the action of the people saves the climate," the sign says. Demonstrators at the Paris Climate Accord urge people to ignore political standstill and take action, which is exactly what U.S. corporations have been doing in the wake of Trump's withdrawal from the agreement. (Flickr)

State University College at Buffalo
In the wake of Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord, states and local governments are pulling together to combat climate change.
13.6 million Olympic-sized swimming pools
State University College at Buffalo
By comparing Harvey to other natural disasters, we can see that this unfortunately ordinary occurrence has become extraordinary.

The Amazon rainforest: Pristine wilderness or forest garden? (Photos by Tomasz Falkowski/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Tomasz looks at how foreigners, violence, poor soil and roads killed off 90% of the Amazon population. Can looking at the past help us find a way to better manage this ecosystem?

Dr. Tom Lovejoy beat the crowd of students, scientists, and storytellers to Camp 41 and waited to greet us as we entered our tropical home away from home. (Zachary G. B. Smith/SUNY)

Planet Forward Podcast
Planet Forward led a student storytelling expedition to the Amazon. Hear Zack tell us about the trip we took to the Brazilian rainforest, which revealed research spanning 38 years — and the man behind it all.
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.
Political third-party logos

A sampling of political third party logos: Green Party (top left), Constitution Party (center left), Patriot Party (center right), Pirate Party (top right), Socialist Party (bottom left), Libertarian Party (center left), New Whig Party (center right), and Justice Party (bottom right). (Democracy Chronicles/Creative Commons)

Towson University
The 2016 Presidential Election had more than 6.9 million Americans voting for a third party. As registered independents increase, what do these third parties look like, and what are their views on the environment? 
Planet Forward
The Planet Forward Storyfest 2017 storytelling expedition to Brazil brought together Storyfest winners, Planet Forward staff, storytellers, scientists, Correspondents and friends of Planet Forward for a once-in-a-lifetime journey.

A poster for Caleb Q. Dyer for State Representative. (Photo courtesy Caleb Q. Dyer)

Towson University
New Hampshire State Rep. Caleb Dyer is a 21-year-old libertarian in a state which the economy is reliant on carbon eminent forms of energy.

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)

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.

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