With the Discovery of Oil, Guyana Must Invest in Protecting the Environment

Jan 15, 2020

Climate change has become a global priority, but not for everyone. For some, it is a spoke in the wheel of economic interests — the splinter that sparks a dangerous political debate seeking to turn climate change into a myth. But if anything should summon global consensus, it is the fact that...

The Countries Addicted to Coal
Jan 07, 2020

The Countries Addicted to Coal

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still
Dec 27, 2019

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates
Dec 20, 2019

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

The Climate Within the Brexit Election

Dec 10, 2019

You’d be forgiven to think that the only issue for discussion and decision by the public in the UK election is Brexit. As far as Boris Johnson is concerned, it may well be the only issue he wants a mandate for. This may have been the reason he refused to take part in the world’s first TV...

Inside the Battle for Another World

Inside the Battle for Another World

Dec 06, 2019

A succession of social upheavals over the last decade has radically realigned political power throughout the world. As a result of these tectonic shifts, what had once been on the furthest fringes of the right has now moved toward the center while the left has been pushed to the margins....

It’s Time for a New Global Movement

It’s Time for a New Global Movement

When arguing that political parties cannot solve global issues such as climate change, nuclear proliferation and fiscal justice, and that we need a new global movement capable of pushing forward concrete solutions and harness the energies of the youth, we meet a few “deniers.” Critiques of...

The Real Glue-Trapping Scandal

The Real Glue-Trapping Scandal

Dec 02, 2019

Over centuries, Europeans have developed local traditions that define the economy, the arts and the rituals of daily life. Those traditions sometimes belong to nations or are spread across the entire continent. Sometimes they are very local and remain unknown beyond a small region. The...

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

India Is at an Energy Crossroads

Nov 23, 2019

Indian media outlets have been obsessed with air pollution in the capital Delhi over the past few weeks. According to Greenpeace, 22 of the world’s 30 most polluted cities are in India. The air pollution — not just in Delhi, but several northern Indian cities — has become a matter of...

Mumbai Needs To Come Together to Prevent Annual Flooding

Mumbai Needs To Come Together to Prevent Annual Flooding

Nov 11, 2019

This year was an unusually wet one for Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. Until mid-September, the city received rainfall of 2,366 mm, which is 26% more than the usual average of 1,800 mm. This is an ominous trend of extreme weather events, a phenomenon the  frequency of which is rising...

Extinction Rebellion Is Not a Cult

Extinction Rebellion Is Not a Cult

Nov 01, 2019

Yoga gurus and cult leaders – I’ve seen a few. Four weeks ago, I unknowingly joined an alleged New-Age cult on the New Zealand coast, together with a giant kraken and some neatly dressed pensioners who would make any book club proud. They were among the 200 people of all ages preparing for a...

Can a New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Help Us Transition to Renewables?

Can a New Generation of Nuclear Reactors Help Us Transition to Renewables?

Oct 24, 2019

You may be a skeptic and deny that the Earth is not warming up because, depending on where you live, the effect may not be noticeable to you. But, hopefully, what you can't deny is the increasing number of weather-related disasters occurring around the world, which happens to be a really expensive...

It’s Time for a Global Planet Authority

It's Time for a Global Planet Authority

Oct 23, 2019

In 2022, 33 years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the computer program HTML and gave us the World Wide Web, 5 billion of us will be connected to each other via the internet. This connectivity did not exist at the end of the First or the Second World Wars, but it does now. We have just formed...

The Case Against Cats and Babies

The Case Against Cats and Babies

Oct 18, 2019

Two years ago, my wife and I went to a dog “salon” in a small French town on the other side of Geneva. The puppies were adorable, but even more were the kittens one breeder was exhibiting together with his puppies. Taking advantage of my obvious immediate infatuation with the tiny creatures,...

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