expert voices

Despite an increase in extreme weather, like that of 2012's superstorm Sandy, research tends to suggest that extreme weather does not have a lasting impact on public opinion. Shown here are areas of Long Island, N.Y., following Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012. (Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson/U.S. Coast Guard)

Planet Forward Reporter | SUNY Purchase
Jeremy Deaton, a journalist for Nexus Media News and creator of Climate Chat, talked with Planet Forward about navigating climate change deniers, conservative interest in the environment, and climate policy.
Orangutans

(Su Neko/Creative Commons)

Health In Harmony
"Our over-consumption of Earth’s resources has destroyed animal habitats, polluted the environment, and decimated wildlife populations. Humans created this crisis. We are also able to stop it."
Chicago River
Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
The Chicago River has been used and abused for decades. Learn about the renaissance the river and its watershed is experiencing thanks to the cleanup efforts of the city and groups like Friends of the Chicago River.
Frank Sesno & Chris Policinski at the 2018 Planet Forward Summit
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Farmers genuinely care about doing their part to protect our planet, for all the same reasons as anyone else. While it’s a worthy sentiment, I believe it’s time to update our message to reflect the changing reality of our industry.

(Source: Megapixl)

Eco-Business
In this Q&A with Matthew Schneider-Mayerson of Yale-NUS College, find out how literature, science fiction, and activism can transform the uncertainties of this dangerous era.

Maya van Rossum, shown here at an event in 2014, recently released a new book called “Green Amendment: Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment.” (Chesapeake Climate/Creative Commons)

State University College at Buffalo
Maya van Rossum has been the leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network since 1994. Planet Forward sat down with her to discuss her new book, “Green Amendment.”
Wil Burns

Wil Burns speaks at the Negative Emissions Workshop at George Washington University. (Marija Stefanovic/GWU)

State University College at Buffalo
Wil Burns is an expert in the field of environmental policy, with a research focus of climate geoengineering governance. Planet Forward sat down with Burns to discuss the Paris Climate Agreement and other climate change policies.
Katharine Mach

Katharine Mach. (Laura Whaling/Planet Forward)

State University College at Buffalo
We sat down with Katherine Mach, a senior research scientist at Stanford University, to learn more about negative emissions technology, environmental assessment, and climate change response options.
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 science, sat down with Planet Forward to discuss the implications that unchecked pollution can have on human life.

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.

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