This is really good Krista, honest and thought provoking. I want to focus on the first element, the Vision. Being clear about our vision for a healthy sustainable world is essential. Yet the popular vision -- that being ecological and "green" , will halt and reverse the most damaging aspects, like rising sea level is fantasy. We are at the moment in the history of the planet and the eight billion inhabitants when our vision must be realistic, even if revolutionary. Until recently we thought that sea level was stable and "normal" meaning that the shoreline was normal. As I…

Millions watched the final Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The last topic was climate change, with the question directed first to Trump, who said:

“…we have so many different programs, I do love the environment, but what I want is the cleanest crystal clear water, the cleanest air. We have the best lowest number in carbon emissions, which is a big standard that I noticed Obama goes with all the time, not Joe, I haven’t heard Joe use the term because I’m not sure he knows what it represents or means….”

Biden responded credibly about his ambitious…

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