44 Years Ago Today, Man Walked On The Moon

At 10:56 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human being to take a step on the moon. Armstrong told a world-wide television audience, “That’s one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind.”

[OPINION] The Climate Crisis Needs Obama’s Attention

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – A seemingly permanent sense of crisis has engulfed our political world – Benghazi, the sequester, the hunt for rogue IRS agents. President Obama must break free if he is to govern effectively. He can do so by speaking forcefully on the most profound crisis confronting this nation:

[OPINION] Global Capital and the Nation State

As global capital becomes ever more powerful, giant corporations are holding governments and citizens up for ransom — eliciting subsidies and tax breaks from countries concerned about their nation’s “competitiveness” — while sheltering their profits in the lowest-tax jurisdictions they can find. Major advanced countries — and their citizens — need a comprehensive tax agreement that won’t allow global corporations to get away with this.

[OPINION] No More Business As Usual

My family and I live in Lower Manhattan. Hurricane Sandy left us, as it did so many other families and businesses, without power, heat, hot water and refrigeration. Out heartfelt best goes out to all who were affected. Recovery hasn’t been easy – not for any of us.

Opinion: We Can Slow Near-Term Climate Change

Much within Amy Luers’ recent Daily Climate essay on extreme weather and the climate crisis is to be commended. Indeed, cutting emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) today won’t eliminate a climate change-induced pattern favoring more severe storms and extreme weather.