New York State of Mind

The New York Times reports that officials in New York City are already contemplating major investments to mitigate damage from future weather events like “Superstorm” Sandy that threaten the city’s infrastructure, which are expected to occur with greater frequency due to climate change. First of all, if cities worldwide recognize the threat of global climate […]

The Political Dimensions of Sustainability

Too often when people think about the concept of sustainability it is associated with ‘the environment’ or some related idea, like climate change. But the environmental consequence of non-sustainable behavior are symptoms of economic and social causes. Similarly, when we think about specific environmental problems, we (the proverbial ‘we’ as in ‘global society’) tend to […]