This week, the Democrats took control of Senate committees, after an organizing agreement was reached between Democratic Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) and Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY). Senate Committees have been directed to begin working on climate-related hearings and legislation across all areas of responsibility.  Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced on the floor […]

2021 will be defined by major challenges. While we work to emerge stronger and healthier from the COVID crisis, climate disruption is rushing ahead of our efforts to stop it. We must get control of the climate crisis. There are many signs of hope that the world has the potential to overwhelmingly accelerate climate action […]

Resilience Intel Principles for Reinventing Prosperity The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly, and radically, altered the everyday assumptions of people around the world. Where science has guided decision-making, the virus has done less damage; where decision-making has refused to acknowledge science, we have seen shocking loss of life and unprecedented direct and indirect costs (Cambridge University […]

An Earth Day 2020 talk, delivered to Lehigh University by Joseph Robertson, on the 50th annual Earth Day—April 22, 2020. Integrative Geopolitics: Climate Resilience in a Post-COVID World This online event is the keynote for Lehigh’s Earth Week 2020 Celebration, with support from the Office of Sustainability, in collaboration with the Environmental Initiative, Environmental Studies […]

Postponement of COP26 provides opportunity for deep collaborative work to achieve a more resilient & prosperous future. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the UN Climate Change secretariat and the UK Government—which holds the COP26 Presidency—announced the annual UN climate negotiations will be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. The conference—which will be the largest […]

To slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus and save lives, much of the world is under mandatory stay-at-home orders, including more than 300 million people in the United States. The everyday economy is shut down to the point the world around us feels a little like cropland in deep winter. Working together, we can, […]

A message from Geoversiv: On March 26, we signed an Open Letter to Global Leaders to show support for a Call to Action from the Planetary Emergency Partnership. Geoversiv was created to foster collaborative investigation and innovation, to address and transcend the global unsustainability crisis. We are now facing multiple overlapping planetary-scale emergencies—each of which […]