Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco

Emily Schwartz Greco is a freelance writer and former managing editor of the OtherWords editorial service. She covered Latin America for the Bloomberg and Dow Jones news services. Follow her on Twitter: @ESGreco and learn more at ESGreco.com.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Climate Action Is Up to the Rest of Us Now
Responsible Americans can’t give up on shrinking the nation’s carbon footprint while a climate denialist and his fellow travelers have their way with the federal government. And while it’s true that market forces will probably help continue to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, there’s still a...
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Real Reason to Worry About Immigrant Voting
While Donald Trump blathers on about a rigged election — a theory downplayed by a wide range of experts and his own running mate — and urges vigilance against hordes of undocumented people casting imaginary ballots, one real problem with this year’s electoral process is the opposite of the dire...
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Breaking the Climate Procrastination Habit: How to Bring on America the Sustainable
President Barack Obama calls climate change the greatest “ threat to future generations .” To do something about it, he raised fuel-efficiency standards , launched his currently stalled Clean Power Plan , and tucked $90 billion in clean energy spending into the 2009 stimulus package. The nation’s...
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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Low-Octane Energy Policy
Time was, picturing what Donald Trump’s presidential energy policies might look like required parsing his fact-defying tweets , forehead slap-worthy comments and threats to seize Middle Eastern oil by force. Now that the presumptive Republican nominee has unveiled his “America First” energy policy...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Enstrictly Speaking, 2016 Could Be a Trailrazer
My 9-year-old daughter hunkers down for hours with the Warriors books. She’s on her fifth run through the dozens of tomes in this series that our local libraries keep handy about clans of cats who want nothing to do with people. Poring over them does wonders for my daughter’s vocabulary, but I...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Who Can Follow This Climate Leader?
Remember that scene in the Wizard of Oz when Dorothy hits a fork in the Yellow Brick Road? As she stands there stumped, a friendly character who will accompany her to the Emerald Palace pipes up. “Pardon me, that way is a very nice way,” the Scarecrow advises as he points in one direction. “It’s...
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Sunday, November 08, 2015
Big Oil Can’t Go On Like This
Ensuring that our planet remains hospitable requires leaving about three-quarters of all oil, gas, and coal deposits underground or beneath the sea floor. And forgoing all those fossil fuels to avert a climate catastrophe means that loads of companies need to change the way they do business — or go...
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Sunday, October 25, 2015
This (Film) Changes Everything
This op-ed is a joint publication of Foreign Policy In Focus and OtherWords . Writer Naomi Klein and her filmmaker husband Avi Lewis lucked out with the release of their new documentary, This Changes Everything . This film about why humanity must kick our fossil-fuel habit before it wrecks the...
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Byline Inequality Matters
Anna Quindlen relayed an eye-opening and hair-raising experience to her readers in 1990. “A newspaper editor said to me not long ago, with no hint of self-consciousness, ‘I’d love to run your column, but we already run Ellen Goodman,’” the New York Times columnist wrote. “Not only was there a quota...
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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Lighting a Legal Fuse
Climate action is finally gaining ground in Washington. No, not that Washington. Following their victory in a Seattle court, eight children are pressing Washington State’s Department of Ecology to crack down on carbon pollution. The agency has until August 7 to reach an agreement with the youths,...
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