Nancy Anderson, Ph.D.Torchlight

Climate Action Meets The Piecemeal Problem

Meeting NYC's legal mandate to cut its carbon footprint 80% by 2050 is a tall — and essential — order. To cite Benjamin Franklin, "Never confuse motion with action."

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Genevieve GuentherSnapshot


The summer of 2018 was very hot. Record-breaking temperatures baked the planet, inspiring nearly 130 reports about the heat on US network television. It would seem that every one of those reports should have discussed the heat's link to climate change, considering the scientific fact that climate change made the heatwave five times more likely.

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In the Media

NYC Has A Public Housing Problem — What Has London Done?

Read Anderson's comment on Michael Kimmelman's column in The New York Times NYC Public Housing

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Subway Reading

Get A Timeline

Advocates want more than promises from the MTA, they want a detailed timeline for the electrification of its entire bus fleet

Through A Glass Darkly

Neither Mayor De Blasio's pronouncement on banning construction of glass-fronted buildings nor real estate industry reactions could be called models of transparency

The Unknowns In Congestion Pricing

The details of the state-mandated congestion pricing plan going into force in 2021 have yet to be written

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In The Carbon Age

The Power Of One - Or Not

What do climate scientists say about the meaning of individual carbon cutting choices?

15 Year Old Nails Our Climate Project

Greta Thunberg's climate action insight "“Avoiding climate breakdown will require cathedral thinking...We must lay the foundation while we may not know exactly how to build the ceiling.”

Let Them Drown: Climate Conflict In The Mideast

Naomi Klein looks at the Israel-Palenstine conflict through the lens of climate catastrophe + sees global patterns of colonialism + xenophobia


Food Fish Die As Oceans Warm

Eat fish or know someone who does? then the impacts of ocean warming on sealife should worry you

London: Extinction Rebellion Demands

The 3 top climate action demands of London's Extinction Rebellion

Another Climate Disruption - Inequality Accelerant

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