climate change

Conversation with David Wallace-Wells
State University College at Buffalo
David Wallace-Wells, the author of the New York Magazine piece "The Uninhabitable Earth," sat down to talk about the magazine's most-read article with Planet Forward. Here are five things we learned about telling the climate story.
Air pollution smoke rising from a plant tower

Smoke rises from a plant tower, polluting the air. (Public Domain)

State University College at Buffalo
Susan Anenberg, an expert in public health and environmental studies, sat down with Planet Forward to discuss the implications that unchecked pollution can have on human life.
The George Washington University
I traveled this summer to Bangladesh with CARE. It quickly became clear that strong women are everywhere, and it would be important to keep an open mind during this trip.
Planet Forward Salon - A Solvable Problem: How We Reduce Global Hunger
Planet Forward
Vimlendra Sharan, the UN-FAO's Director of the Liaison Office for North America, joined Frank Sesno at The George Washington University on Sept. 28, to talk about how we're going to feed an increasingly hungry planet — and how we tell that story.
A cyanobacterial bloom in Pamlico River, N.C.
Northwestern University
A new study led by a Tufts University professor predicts that the U.S. Northeast and Southeast will be most affected by the overgrowth of harmful algal blooms.

Even comprehensive recycling is four times less effective than cutting meat out of your diet. (Orin Zebest/Creative Commons)

Northwestern University
For Americans interested in reducing their carbon footprint, a new Canadian-Swedish study has a bold proposition: Consider having fewer children.
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)

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)

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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