Poetry can help combat despair and act as a force for optimism and change.
Scholar argues that federal air laws conceal highly polluted areas.
Despite challenges posed by climate change, recent policymaking leaves room for optimism.
Achieving the green economy requires taking into account divisive politics and distributive justice.
Environmental policymaking should focus on serving the underprivileged.
Vulnerable communities will benefit from a holistic and place-based focus in the shift toward a green economy.