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The Climate of Our Moral Character

Our moral character should not be run by fossil fuel. How we chose to model the energy economy of the future says much of who we are now.

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COP23 Wraps : The Long Journey Continues, Nobody Said It Was Easy

Fight another day The first COP climate conference of the Trump presidency wrapped up last week. True to form, the final gavel fell in the “wee hours” of Saturday morning. Lacking the excitement of COP21 two years ago, COP23 is nonetheless one more step in the long road of transforming into reality the global aspiration […]

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Community Capital: Economic Development With a Sense of Place

It’s the economy, stupid. In 1992, political strategist James Carville coined his catchy admonition ostensibly to keep his staff on message, arguably helping pave the way to Bill Clinton’s presidency. Carville’s “snowclone” phrase has since been bent and contorted into service across a wide swath of issues. It’s time to bring the expression home.

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Looking for Tomorrow: Reasons for Hope in a Troubled World

A corrupted creation myth The scientific debate whether we call our geologic epoch the Anthropocene is yet to be settled. What is less debatable is the planetary-scale impact of human activity. As we posit throughout PlanetWatch, we live in the Age of Man. Our presence is felt in every corner of the Earth. Dominion over the […]