Category Archives: In The News

In the fall of 2011, my family went to Washington DC. Similar to many families visiting our nations capital, we toured many of the memorials and historical sights including the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial which had just opened in … Continue reading

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What do the tragic, maddening, inexplicable and at the same time clearly understandable events that transpired on January 6th at the US Capitol have to do with the climate crisis? EVERYTHING. The following expert is taken directly from my 2020 … Continue reading

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As I explained 5 years ago: The final Paris agreement was carefully worded and crafted, it laid out hopes for what we should do, it apologizes for what we haven’t done, but what it didn’t do, was lay out a … Continue reading

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On this historic day, November 3, 2020, I reflect, hold my breath and also breath with confidence –  believing with all my heart that America will do right by our children, our planet and ourselves. To help pass this day, … Continue reading

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Traditionally, the United Nations General Assembly begins the third Tuesday in September. Having worked for years at the United Nations, I remember the excitement, the anticipation and the hope. This year, with a global health pandemic pulsating throughout the world, … Continue reading

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Finance Ministers from the G20 (the 20 countries with the largest economies)  meet on 18th and 19th July 2020; they meet several times a year to help set the agenda for the annual meeting of the G20 heads of state … Continue reading

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On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free. Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice … Continue reading

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SO MUCH: So much hurt, so much anger, so much sadness, so much emotion, so much healing, so much hope? The following is an expert from my new book:  How to Talk to Your Kids About Climate Change, Turning Angst … Continue reading

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“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.” ― Elie Wiesel As the United States convulses –  as ugliness, hate and frustration boil over and … Continue reading

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In  late fall 2019, I met with an author of a book on the climate crisis to get his advice on marketing, outreach and the like. He was kind and helpful.  One of my strongest memories and takeaways from that … Continue reading

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