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Jonathan Pershing

Opinion Jonathan Pershing and Jane Flegal 9 July 2020

Why the United States should build back better: A call for post-COVID, climate-forward policy

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a gut punch to the world. Millions of people infected. Hundreds of thousands dead. Hospitals (again) overflowing. And the effects disproportionately falling on BIPOC communities facing systemic racism and structural …

Opinion Jonathan Pershing 22 April 2020

On Earth Day’s 50th anniversary, reflecting on today’s challenges

On this 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we are all in an unsettled place. Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken tens of thousands of lives, and containment measures have caused unprecedented economic disruption. …