The global climate crisis rests squarely with us and, in no small degree, depends on the outcome of the upcoming presidential and Congressional elections.
All over the country, communities are forced to live with tainted water, and it's important to note that in many such cases, in the face of dire health concerns, states exhibit a shocking level of negligence.
Most recently, the South Coast Air Quality Management District upended its mission to clean our air.
The catastrophic levels of pollution and destruction are a direct result of extreme right-wing policies.
Many climate studies discuss the tipping points for hospitable human life on earth, sometimes referred to as planetary boundaries.
"With his pen stroke, with the emergency manager law, he poisoned 100,000 people; this is what happens when profits take precedence over people."
Though climate change persists to the tune of desperate urgency, it must be said that 2015 is ending on a high note.
The agreement signed by 195 countries in Paris triggered commentary on its merit or lack thereof; but first, let's look at the positives.
Hopes are growing for meaningful progress at the UN-sponsored climate change negotiations in Paris, while the need for such action becomes ever more clear.
Here are some interesting science stories reported this week relating to both political and social affairs, and health news as well.