When FDR tackled an environmental crisis, he didn’t just put people to work to fix it in the short-term — he solved it for the long-run. The severe drought that has afflicted more than half of the country this summer has led some commentators to wonder whether the country might be headed for another Dust Bowl.
As part of the 10 Ideas: Generating a Green Future series, a proposal that can continue to foster growth while keeping it under control. “If in a given community unchecked popular rule means unlimited waste and destruction of the natural resources-soil, fertility, waterpower, forests, game, wild-life generally-which by right belong as much to subsequent generations as
As part of the 10 Ideas: Generating a Green Future series, a call for policies that level the playing field for wind power, which would in turn create jobs and revenues for the states. North Carolina has 140 gigawatts (GW) of potential offshore wind energy capacity — the largest resource of any state on the
Reports that Millennials don’t care about the environment may not take into account their creative and comprehensive approaches to creating a cleaner planet.
The president didn’t go as far as he needed to, but he began to articulate an argument that the American people need to hear. The president’s State of the Union speech last night was not a progressive’s delight. But it straightforwardly and strongly put forth a case for government that the president has heretofore not
As President Obama delivered his third State of the Union address, we asked Fellows and staff from the Four Freedoms Center, Campus Network, and Pipeline to weigh in with their thoughts on what they wanted to hear and how the speech matched up: Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute: “Since Obama’s speech was so overtly
Who says young people aren’t paying attention? This year’s Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network Senior Fellows have ideas that aim to solve issues from boosting economies in developing countries, finding new thinking in the Arab world, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. They may still be in school, but their ideas could reach every corner of the country — and even the globe. Watch them talk about their inspiring projects:
Republicans and Democrats both agree: infrastructure projects create jobs. So is anyone going to pass a plan and put people to work? President Obama issued an announcement this week that he has rejected the Keystone XL pipeline as it currently exists, a move that effectively cancels the long-debated project for the foreseeable future. As expected,
At the heart of our food policy lie core issues such as national security, energy and the environment, and public health. We should pay attention. Agriculture is possibly the most critical issue of our time. Our food system is increasingly vulnerable to complications created by risky farming practices, climate change, and instability in international markets.
The New Deal took on many interconnected issues all at once. We need to do the same. Both Democrats and environmentalists seem to be searching for new sources of support, according to articles from Thomas Edsall and Leslie Kaufman. For Democrats, the problem is the state of mind of the “white working class,” while for