Will the Coronavirus Kill Globalization?

Mar 06, 2020

At a dinner party in mid-February, an architect told me that he was having a problem finishing his building projects. It was the carpets. Most wall-to-wall carpeting for big construction projects in the United States, he explained, comes from China. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan — and the...

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue
Feb 19, 2020

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue

Why Is a US Company Helping Saudi Arabia Solve Its Housing Crisis?
Jan 28, 2020

Why Is a US Company Helping Saudi Arabia Solve Its Housing Crisis?

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel
Jan 24, 2020

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Jan 22, 2020

Canada isn’t one of the first nations that comes to mind when thinking hotspots of racism and mistreatment of social groups across the globe. Above and beyond Canadians’ legendary reputation for being “nice,” the country is widely seen as an open and liberal place. Indeed, it scores highly...

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

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

The Countries Addicted to Coal

Jan 07, 2020

Scott Morrison is the prime minister of Australia. Over the past few months, parts of his country have gone up in flames. Hundreds of homes have been lost in widespread bushfires, and a number of Australians have lost their lives in the inferno. Apparently, the catastrophe at home did...

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Dec 27, 2019

Have you ever tried walking on a travellator? You know, those moving platforms at airports that help you get to your destination when you are in a hurry or tired, or have a lot of baggage to carry. Have you also tried to walk in the wrong direction on it? Depending on your own pace and the speed...

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates

Destroying the Amazon Isn’t Worth the Profit It Generates

Dec 20, 2019

Seated in the heart of South America, Brazil is the continent’s biggest economy, instrumental in the development of its neighboring countries. Brazil’s population currently stands at 211 million; however, figures from the World Bank indicate that annual population growth is falling, with rates...

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

Dec 02, 2019

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...

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