The media outlets focused on climate change are centered in areas where the actual effects of climate change generally haven't become tangible.
Even as some observers were struck by the dire forecast, many others say that this is nothing new—and that national leaders will ignore it anyway.
The Trump administration is doing the opposite of what a new report says is needed to keep global climate change to a minimum.
Cities must play a critical role in shifting the world to a fossil fuel-free future. So why won't anybody help them?
We should continue to fight for new building codes and oppose the construction of new oil pipelines—and more ambitious projects still—but only because they offer hope and aspiration in the midst of despair, not because they will actually help at this point.