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

#EndClimateSilence

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

The Unknowns In Congestion Pricing

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

Climate Trolls

14 Street Going Bus Only

During L train reconstruction, most car + truck through-traffic will be banned on 14th Street from 3 - 9 Avenues, freeing lanes for faster bus transport

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In The Carbon Age

Don't Go Near The Water

With inexorably rising sea levels, should NYC take the path of resiliency or retreat?

Securing Our Energy Future

Can US nuke power plants be climate-proofed?

Q/A With NYC's Sustainability Point Man

Mark Chambers, Director of NYC's Office of Sustainability, weighs in on what congestion pricing, a plastic bag ban + a bill to close local fossil-fueled power plants could mean for everyday New Yorkers

Worldwide

Another Climate Disruption - Inequality Accelerant

Mass Transit News Roundup

From good news (Paris) to bad news (Washington DC) to hopeful news (NOLA)

Bankers Of The World Unite: Limit Climate Risks

The top UK + French central bankers have an urgent message for global banks: conduct climate stress tests + work together to lessen risks of great loss

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