We're all so aware of the stakes, but practical impact of mayors is grounds for hope

London Mayor Sadiq Khan meeting with John Kerry (Photo courtesy U.S Embassy London (Creative Commons) While the current political climate doesn’t appear too good for our environment, politicians at the local level can help. But they need all the support they can get. Ban Ki-moon explained last Tuesday that despite Trump, climate change is ‘unstoppable’. The thought of that statement left me feeling unnerved, particularly considering the increasing popularity of climate-skeptic politicians. Not only has Trump appointed well-known climate skeptic Myrol Beren to lead the EPA transition, but he also plans to cancel the US COP 21 climate pledge. The rise of anti-environmental politicians doesn’t just exist in the States. After Brexit, we’ve sent the rise of far-right groups such as One Nation in Australia and the National Front in France, who are giving voice to outspoken clima...

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