In a move not wholly unexpected of the U.S., select countries received a note detailing American expectations from the Paris agreement at COP21. It didn’t go over well.
With the GOP opposing Obama’s Clean Power Plan and questioning his authority to negotiate a long-term climate agreement, the president faces an uphill battle.
In May of 2014, Ioane Teitiota, a 38 year old man from the small island nation of Kiribati, made the world’s first climate changerelated refugee appeal. Overnight, Kiribati became the face o of climate change migration. Surrounded on all sides by the Pacific Ocean, it has been hard hit by the effects of climate change. Internalizing that rising…
According to Professor Fred Magdoff, former chair of the plant and soil science department at the University of Vermont, capitalism stifles the “cooperation, sharing, empathy, and altruism” we need to fight climate change.
In the coming decades, climate change can be expected to produce more intense wildfires, like those seen this summer in the Pacific Northwest.
In line with American tradition, the celebrity of the papacy has set off a whirlwind of emotion and excitement within the cities he is visiting.
Given the pervasive threat of rising sea levels, the assault on democracy in the Maldives is the last thing the low-lying island nation needs.
The president’s simultaneous decisions on the Arctic Wildlife National Refuge and drilling off the Atlantic coast reveal that he is putting politics over science.