"The impacts of climate change have raised grave concerns in national security and humanitarian communities. Shifting weather patterns have disrupted food and water supplies and have taken a tremendous human toll around the world while raising diplomacy, security, and humanitarian challenges for the United States. Join our panel with retired Air Force lieutenant colonel Dr. Paul Clarke, conflict and mass-atrocities expert Michael Kleinman of Humanity United, April Rinne, Director of WaterCredit for Water.org and the San Francisco Chronicle’s David R. Baker as moderator. Reception to follow."
This week, celebrate brand new smooth pavement and join the fight for a more open government. Plus, more highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: Celebrate Smooth Pavement on JFK Drive. The SFBC’s Good Roads Campaign worked with the city to prioritize this and other pavement improvements on the city’s busiest bike routes. Join the crew […]
Climate change is a national security risk that will be exacerbated if Californians pass Proposition 23, the voter initiative on the ballot this November that would suspend California’s AB 32 climate change law, say opponents of the measure, such as former U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz. Shultz and financier Thomas Steyer, co-chairs of the […]
In financial reports that publicly traded companies file to their investors and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the words "material adverse effect" are often found. Automakers are bracing for new fuel-efficiency standards more than any coming climate bill. (Photo: TreeHugger) Put simply, the phrase is a red flag for any factor that could significantly […]
As fans of clean transportation and sustainable development join the push for a strong climate change bill to emerge from Congress, it’s worth remembering that not all environmental groups support the approach congressional Democrats have chosen. Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) (Photo: AP) Friends of the Earth (FoE) joined Greenpeace in opposing the House […]
What do the president of FedEx, the former Director of National Intelligence, and 19 other business and military leaders have in common? They’re urging the U.S. to adopt less oil-intensive transportation habits. They say our national security depends on it. Retired military officers have joined forces with business tycoons to form the Energy Security Leadership […]
Editor’s note: Today we are very pleased to begin a five-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” Keep reading this week and next to learn how you can win a copy of the book from Island Press. I take as a given that climate change is an […]