What's Included and Why?
SAFETY | HEALTH | ECONOMY | CLIMATE | ENERGY | FOOD | WATER | CITIES | INFRASTRUCTURE | GOVERNANCE
Climate as the defining challenge of our epoch
Changing climate and the global scale of land and urban development have “reached the skies” as
atmospheric degradation, and “changed the seas” as warming, acidification, ice shelf loss, and sea level
rise—anomalies identified by pioneering scientists more than 50 years ago—now evident from coastal
shore to mountain in species threat, mortality and disease, and weather-related disasters.
The nexus of public health, safety, economic and humanitarian values
Policies and practices for health and safety, environmental conservation and protection, emergency
management and disaster response, job creation and economic opportunity—fashioned over decades in
separate laws and practices—are interconnected and mutually dependent, with human dignity an
overriding pledge of ethical / religious values and civic governance to establish fairness and justice for all. A
weak-link or failure of one cannot be addressed alone or apart. The advancement of one helps all.
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