The last week in April was marked by the announcement of new, more ambitious climate goals from two of the world’s largest polluters, the United States and Europe. Could they be a turning point in the fight against climate change?
In a just-published “Global Trends” report subtitled "2040: A More Contested World", produced by the National Intelligence Council (NIC) for President Biden, we learn that 20 years from now, the world will be a far hotter and more desperate place.
Climate change already affects millions of Americans, from worsening asthma and other respiratory problems to spurring destructive and costly hurricanes, wildfires, heat waves and other extreme weather. Disadvantaged and marginalized communities often bear the brunt of such devastating climate change
The Biden administration has committed to a historically ambitious climate agenda. We can expect a profound shift in U.S. federal climate policy — from one of continued domestic rollbacks and international disengagement, to one of forward progress and cooperation. This is
Update Jan. 13, 2021: Lisa Montgomery, age 52, has been executed, the only woman on Federal death row and the first woman to be executed in the United States in almost 70 years. Herbert Richardson’s story moved the world in
After the death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests, one hardly ever hears about BLM without encountering one of its core tenets: police defunding. 2020 marks the first time that police defunding has entered the mainstream political
Joe Biden’s victory in the U.S. presidential election offers new hope in the fight against climate change, both within U.S. borders and around the globe. During his first speech as president-elect, Biden committed to restore the United States’ standing in
Fires blazing across the Western United States have claimed dozens of lives, destroyed countless properties, displaced hundreds of thousands of residents, and worsened air quality at a time when the coronavirus pandemic threatens respiratory health. The ominous skies are a
The U.S. presidential elections are looming and the Coronavirus pandemic has made in-person voting problematic. As a result, many states (both majority democrat and majority republican) have opted to increase their scope of mail-in voting. The mail-in voting system allows
With recent Chinese political propaganda and military drills aiming to stimulate a contentious attitude from the Chinese people, and tensions between China and the US aggravating due to the US’s support for Taiwan, the rise of China to power is
The complexity of the ongoing Syrian conflict has sparked different perspectives on its status. Despite having its roots in national disputes, there are numerous foreign actors involved in the conflict - such as the United States and Russia. So, does
After the terrorist attacks in the USA on 11 September 2001, the George W Bush administration declared a ‘War on Terror’, and with that the establishment of Guantanamo Bay: a place for the US authorities to hold people perceived to