Five Years on, Keeping the Hope of the Paris Agreement Alive and Strong

United States Secretary of State John Kerry, with his granddaughter in his arms, signs the Paris Agreement on April 22, 2016. UN Photo/Amanda Voisard/CC BY-ND (Flickr) On December 12, the world will mark the fifth anniversary of the landmark Paris Agreement. Back in 2015, there was so much hope that this would be a true turning point for global climate […]

My Testimony on Climate Change Before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform

Last week, I had the opportunity to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, Subcommittee on the Environment, at a hearing entitled ‘Climate Change, Part IV: Moving Towards a Sustainable Future.’ Below is my oral testimony, as prepared (shortened a bit during delivery to respect time constraints). Also, here is a link to […]

The THRIVE Resolution Puts Forth a Bold and Just Economic and Climate agenda

Bureau of Land Management/Flickr Last week, the Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy (THRIVE) resolution was introduced in the House by Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM). THRIVE has 85 original Congressional cosponsors and has been endorsed by more than 200 organizations—including the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)—and sets an ambitious and just […]