Congress Continues to Affirm that Climate Security is National Security

US Department of Defense, photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Brian Bolin Jr. Last week Congress voted to override the president’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), enacting H.R. 6395, the “William M. (Mac) Thornberry” NDAA for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. The FY21 NDAA marks the fourth year in a row in which […]

On day one, President-Elect Biden can Better Prepare Communities for the Next Disaster

The Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Swift Water Team after Hurricane Sally made landfall on Sept. 16, 2020 in Baldwin County, Alabama. FEMA After unending attacks on science and climate change related policies by the Trump Administration, President-elect Joe Biden offers a bright light of optimism for strident action on climate change. Mr. Biden has committed to […]

Three Reasons why the COVID Relief Executive Order is bad Policy

NOAA/Wikimedia Commons With so much going on in the news these days regarding the pandemic, extreme weather events including the ‘dual’ Hurricanes Laura and Michael, massive and numerous wildfires in California, hurricane-force derecho in Iowa and other parts of Midwest and the social justice unrest, you may not have noticed some of the President’s recent […]