The idea of sustainable development is that every nation (and local community) should aim for a triple bottom line: economic prosperity, social justice and environmental sustainability. However, many of our politicians have never warmed to the idea.
The United States is the wealthiest nation in the history of the world and we have been a leader in so many ways across different generations. However, when it comes to climate science and renewable energy we are falling behind other countries who have taken the leadership and initiative to move towards 100% renewable energy.
This video outlines some of the ways that other countries around the world are moving towards renewable energy - the types of renewable energy production, as well as the strategies for how to get there.
The horrific accounts of immigrant families being torn apart have inspired ordinary Americans to take to the streets, calling for an end to the Trump Administration’s cruel detention policies. But while President Trump’s recent actions have led to shockingly brutal child incarceration, mass arrests, and the criminalization of immigrants, the issues that push desperate migrants and refugees to our borders span many decades. Progressives must seize this historic moment to tackle the United States’ long-dysfunctional relationship with its Latin American and Caribbean neighbors and build new, more perfect ties.
The world is not only facing climate “change” we are facing a CLIMATE CRISIS.
For thirty years, scientists have warned that we were changing the climate and now those predictions are coming true with a vengeance:
- The five hottest years on record have all taken place since 2010
- The 2017 hurricane season caused more damage than any other natural disaster in U.S. history
- California wildfires devastated a million acres.
- And weather events have cost the American economy alone 240 billion dollars a year
We need to start addressing this climate crisis and we need to have started yesterday. This video gives an overview of climate change, how we got where we are, and what we can do now.
If you’re looking for good news on the climate front, don’t look to the Antarctic. Last week’s spate of studies documenting that its melt rates had tripled is precisely the kind of data that underscores the almost impossible urgency of the moment.