The Battle for America Is the Battle for Science By Llewellyn King

March 25, 2017

The man who popularized Greek-style yogurt, Hamdi Ulukaya, is probably one of the only, if not the only, billionaire of recent years who does not owe his fortune to the government. Jeff Bezos does, Bill Gates does, Mark Zuckerberg does, along with dozens of others who have amassed fortunes in the digital age. They are […]

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Restoring the Carbon Balance- Session 3: Policies and Financing

March 22, 2017

The webinar series, Restoring the Carbon Balance, SSF is producing with LightWorks at Arizona State University, is about taking research steps now to have technologies commercially available in the next decade or so, which can cost-effectively extract residual carbon from the air. According to the International Panel on Climate Change, that is what it will […]

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RELEASE: U.S. Military Leaders Applaud Secretary Mattis’ Clear-Eyed View on Climate Change and Security

March 17, 2017

by Caitlin Werrell and Francesco Femia    RELEASE: U.S. Military Leaders Applaud Secretary Mattis’ Clear-Eyed View on Climate Change and SecurityWashington, D.C., March 16, 2017 — The Center for Climate and Security (CCS), a policy institute with an Advisory Board of retired senior military officers and national security experts, applauds Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ clear-eyed view on the national security risks of […]

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Biophillic Cities, Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning

March 7, 2017

  The “greening” of cities can focus on everything except nature, emphasizing such elements as public transit, renewable energy production, and energy efficient building systems. While these are important aspects of reimagining urban living, human beings have an innate need to connect with the natural world (the biophilia hypothesis). And any vision of a sustainable urban […]

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March 1, 2017

The Security and Sustainability Forum has produced webinars on food and water security, public health, economic vitality and infrastructure. Click here to access the webinar archives. Click on the session name for webinar details and access to the video and slide presentation.   Moderator Ann Goodman explored the implications of climate risk for business. Experts from among the companies […]

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Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational

February 15, 2017

 This year, 2017, is the American Public Health Association’s “Year of Climate Change and Health”. Please join APHA, Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Pressand the Security and Sustainability Forum for a very special kick-off webinar on Climate Justice Changes Health: Local, Tribal, Global, and Generational. The webinar panelists are engaged in the fight for climate justice and healthy communities. They […]

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What is the Island Press Urban Resilience Project?

February 13, 2017

Download Resilience Matters for Free  In 2013 Island Press launched the Urban Resilience Project (URP) with support from The Kresge Foundation and The JPB Foundation. The project is working to imagine and inspire the sustainable, equitable, resilient cities of the future. URP brings  together lading thinkers with a broad range of expertise to generate and cross-pollinate ideas . Island Press shares those […]

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Seeing the Better City

January 30, 2017

 Personal observation remains as important as ever to understand and improve cities today. While big data, digital mapping, and simulated cityscapes are valuable tools for understanding urban space, using them without on-the-ground, human impressions risks creating places that do not reflect authentic local context. Join SSF and Island Press in a webinar featuring Charles Wolfe, practicing […]

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Chronology of Military and Intelligence Concerns About Climate Change

January 12, 2017

Click here for the original article As we look toward a new Administration in the United States, and the path forward on addressing the myriad threats in a rapidly-changing geostrategic landscape, it’s worth having a clearer understanding of how the U.S. national security community has come to  its current level of concern about climate change. […]

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The Business of Risk: Climate and Resilience

December 16, 2016

Climate change poses serious and novel risks to businesses of all types and sizes – from supply and chain disruptions, to changes in national and international regulation, to shifting expectations of employees and customers. This webinar explored the implications of climate risk for business. Experts from among the companies most advanced in resilience thinking shared their views of how climate risk […]

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