• Climate and Environment
  • Where You Are Most Likely To Die From Extreme Climate Events

    By Jon Whiting Climate change is often discussed as something that will affect our future generations. Unfortunately, it is already having a significant impact on our world. A higher concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is affecting our climate, causing more extreme weather such as flooding, droughts, wildfires and heat waves. The map above highlights the impact […]

  • Climate and Environment
  • Huge Potential: Rooftop Solar Could Power 39% of America

    Rooftop photovoltaic (PV) solar panels could generate 1,118 gigawatts (GW) of energy — more than a third of America’s current energy needs — if installed throughout the most solar-rich regions of the country. These latest figures from the U.S. Energy Department  show the staggering potential of decentralized renewable energy. Already, rooftop solar is booming in certain states […]

  • Economics
  • We Need to ‘Re-Wire’ the Labor Market

    By Byron Auguste and Tyra Mariani How do we ensure that motivated Americans get the skills they need to find meaningful work, to thrive in the workplace, and to move forward in our job market? We need to ask deeper questions about our labor market’s role in upward mobility (or immobility), because the way we […]