Christian Morris

President Biden Increased The Social Cost Of Carbon, But Is It Enough?

For years, economists and climate scientists have worked to attribute a price tag to the pollution driving the climate crisis, known as the Social Cost Of Carbon (SCC). The SCC can be leveraged in policy and decision-making to weigh the...

We Can’t Stop Climate Change, But We Can (Still) Avoid The Worst-Case Scenario

Life on Earth is, in itself, a miracle. The conditions produced by the delicate balance of Earth’s planetary systems has allowed modern humans to flourish and thrive over thousands of years. But, while we relish in the gifts this planet...

Administration off to a good start on climate commitments

The United States has a new Commander-in-Chief. Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President last week and environmental advocates breathed a sigh of relief. The inauguration signaled an end to the volatile, anti-science Trump administration, an era under...

The Capitol Riot (as with most everything else) is also a climate story

Last week, we witnessed a horrifying display of insurrection in our U.S. Capitol. As Congress was certifying the results of the 2020 election, Trump-supporting rioters gathered outside with the intention of disrupting the process in the name of the lame-duck...

Trump’s Last-Ditch Efforts to Stifle Climate Action and Clean Energy

For the past four years, our climatic and ecological systems have suffered at the hands of an administration that has routinely ignored science, sensibility, and security. With the Biden-Harris administration slated for inauguration in January 2021, the Trump administration's time...

Why are we still missing our mark on climate messaging?

This year has been nothing but turbulent, in every sense of the word. We started 2020 with the onset of a global pandemic — accompanied by an economic downturn, soaring unemployment rates, and an enormity of death — followed by...

It’s Not Forest Management, It’s the Reality of Living in a Warmer World

As the West Coast erupts into an ever-increasing inferno of devastating wildfires, we bear witness to the realities of living in, and with, the climate crisis. This is only a glimpse into what the future will increasingly look like, which...

Minnesota and D.C. Attorneys General Sue Fossil Fuel Companies

Last week, Minnesota Attorney General (AG) Keith Ellison filed a lawsuit against the American Petroleum Institute (API), ExxonMobil, and three different Koch Industry entities for their misinformation campaigns about climate change, and for knowingly promoting fraudulent advertising and marketing strategies. The...

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Could Exacerbate Eco-Anxiety

As the world grapples with the devastation and destabilization of the coronavirus, as well as the waves of protests demanding justice for George Floyd and calling for an end to the systemic racism that has inflicted centuries of oppression, there...