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Air Pollution Is Killing Kids, But Trump’s EPA Doesn’t Seem To Care

As a fourth-year medical student and future family medicine provider, I have a moral obligation―as does any doctor―to keep my current and future patients healthy and thriving. It’s for that reason I must speak out against acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s pending proposal, misleadingly named the “Affordable Clean Energy Rule,” to dismantle the Obama-era 2015 Clean Power Plan, which set the first and only federal limits on carbon pollution from power plants.


Sheer luck has helped us avoid nuclear war so far—now we need to take action

The 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice last weekend underscored the great folly of President Donald Trump’s threat to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. President Vladimir Putin’s response that “there would be nothing left except an arms race” shows our world leaders have failed to learn from history.


We Have 12 Years to Save—or Lose—Our Only Home

Pull on the seat-belt in your gas-guzzling car, folks, and strap in for the worst ride of our lives. This fall, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a critical report warning that humans have about 12 years—until 2030—before global warming reaches a catastrophic level.


Texans can determine the future of planet Earth

As Texans, we should inform ourselves about matters that can significantly impact our future. A report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released on Oct. 8 is a salient example. This methodical, data-driven and nonpartisan organization issued a new report with chilling implications. It says we need to take sweeping actions to curb the rise in global temperatures if we want to prevent ecological and societal catastrophe.


Madison can help abolish nuclear weapons

A generation ago, on Dec. 2, 1983, the city of Madison, Wisconsin, declared itself a nuclear-free zone. This effort, while largely symbolic at the time, expressed the sentiment of the community. Now 35 years later, the world finds itself continuing to grapple with the threat of nuclear war either by intent, miscalculation or accident, with the growing risk of cyber-attack. Many would argue that the risk today is greater than it was during the Cold War.