Things Could Get a Lot Uglier on Earth

Feb 13, 2019

Donald Trump may not care, but there is no time to spare and no more burning issue on planet Earth than climate change. Sixty-six million years ago, so the scientists tell us, an asteroid slammed into this planet. Landing on what’s now Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, it gouged out a crater...

If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow

Nov 09, 2017

China and South Korea could be game changers on climate, creating a more peaceful region in the process. There’s been precious little good news from Asia these days. Washington and Pyongyang continue to trade threats of war. Right-wing nationalist Shinzo Abe won reelection as prime minister in...

The World This Week: Donald Trump Chooses Wexit on Climate Change

Jun 04, 2017

Trump pulls out of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to appease his base, appear strong and exploit Uncle Sam’s abundant energy resources. This week was a bloody one. A bomb went off in Kabul’s diplomatic area, killing at least 80 people and injuring more than 350. This attack took place in the...

Donald Trump and the Paris Climate Agreement

Nov 23, 2016

What could the rest of the world do if Donald Trump pulls the US out of the Paris Agreement on climate change? Climate change negotiators from around the world—who recently met at the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) in Marrakech, Morocco—are tasked with putting...