Cities Play Key Role in Climate Action

“We need to think differently — more broadly — about the role of cities in a world where the nation-state may now be flexing its muscle on key issues that have been neglected for years. Climate change is just a start. Those of us who work on cities issues should encourage our leaders to take …

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UN Should Appoint a Mayor to Head Its Climate Change Secretariat | Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Many have been writing about the climate-governance impacts of the eventual replacement for Atonin Scalia, not to mention the impacts of the presidential election, itself. In all the election and SCOTUS-related hoopla, most missed Christiana Figueres’ announcement that she would be stepping down as head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat. That transition will have …

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Poll shows views on climate change vary along religious lines

This morning I joined WBEZ’s The Morning Shift live for a discussion of religion and climate change. We were specifically looking at the results of a recent survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion, which showed that 39% of “White Evangelical Protestants” are climate change skeptics. For some of …

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Equity must be part of climate adaptation discussions

Interesting discussion about climate change shaping up between Rod Dreher and Noah Millman. Dreher is right that we need to attend to climate adaptation and that some climate activists don’t give adaptation much attention because it feels like giving up. He’s probably not right that it will be impossible to reach any meaningful agreement on …

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