Foundation News: Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership

Dec 3, 2018
The future of the Antarctic ecosystems depends on the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) rising swiftly to the challenge of climate change. If they do, writes Fellow Cassandra Brooks, Antarctica will continue to be a beacon of international diplomacy, scientific collaborations, peaceful cooperation, and thriving ecosystems.Read more >
Dec 3, 2018
There’s room for Native ecological practices in California’s fire management – but we have work to do first, writes Fellow Chuck Striplen.Read more >
Dec 3, 2018
Scientists and environmental advocates are beginning to pay more attention to another area that is critical to protecting the climate: forests and other natural ecosystems, writes Fellow John J. Berger.Read more >
Sep 9, 2018
Editor's note: The following opinion piece by Fellow John J. Berger first appeared in The Seattle Times . Hot, dry conditions linked to climate change parched California this summer, setting the stage for 17 simultaneous blazes that consumed more than 800,000 acres. The state’s largest inferno ever...Read more >
May 29, 2018
A few days after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, a single mother of two escaped the disaster that left Puerto Rico in chaos and without electricity. Through her informal social networks, and with only a three-hour notice, she and her family boarded a humanitarian plane with a western physician...Read more >
May 29, 2018
Really? A climate refugee? Amazing how that became a reality for my family last October after the passing of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The destruction it caused forced us to suddenly uproot our lives. Compared to others, we were very fortunate. Neither we nor anyone in our extended family...Read more >
Mar 15, 2018
Energy issues create challenges and opportunities every year for local decision makers, writes Henry Herndon about New Hampshire. Challenges are not only in cost, but also in the vagaries of the State House. Opportunities lie in the marketplace for cost-saving technologies that are competing with traditional monopolistic energy services. Favorable state policies can help to cultivate these market-based alternatives, provided those policies remain in place.Read more >
Jan 29, 2018
In 2008, it was folly to imagine India creating new technological solutions to address the climate crisis. For decades India had called itself a victim of climate change and thus incapable of acting to reduce emissions; what’s more, 400 million Indians had no access to electricity at all. Ten years later, all of that has changed, and now India is a leader in renewable energy deployment while the United States is retreating from its commitments on climate. The story of how India transformed its energy technology outlook—and its relationship with the United States—to address climate change shows what may be possible in the future, writes Fellow Kartikeya Singh.Read more >
Jan 23, 2018
As the #MeToo wave continues to hit various fields—politics, entertainment, technology—we’re missing one in particular: science. Fellow Sarah Myhre wrote a powerful piece for Newsweek about her experiences.Read more >
Nov 6, 2017
Fellow Heather Coleman writes about four critical things to watch as the negotiations in Bonn over the "Paris Rulebook" unfold in November.Read more >

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