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Durwood Zaelke

Durwood Zaelke

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Durwood Zaelke is President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development and a co-director of the Program on Governance for Sustainable Development at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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  1. The Time Bomb at the Top of the World
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    The Time Bomb at the Top of the World

    Oct 16, 2020 Mario Molina & Durwood Zaelke highlight one climate risk that alone threatens the survival of human civilization.

  2. Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming
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    Climate-Friendly Cooling Can Slow Global Warming

    Sep 3, 2020 Durwood Zaelke & Mario Molina suggest how policymakers should respond to soaring demand for air conditioning and refrigeration.

  3. Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions
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    Canada Takes the Lead on Methane Emissions

    Apr 27, 2018 Scott Vaughan & Durwood Zaelke call for escalating the global fight against a greenhouse gas that is far more harmful than carbon dioxide.

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    What Climate-Vulnerable Developing Countries Need Right Now

    Mia Amor Mottley & Wale Edun propose a blueprint to unlock financing and kickstart investment in adaptation and clean energy.
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    Two Cheers for Identity Politics

    James Livingston argues that critics of the contemporary focus on issues of race, gender, and sexuality are ignoring history.
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    What the Next EU Leadership Must Do

    Carl Bildt offers a broad outline of the bloc's biggest challenges following this month's European Parliament election.
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    China Must Not Choose the Next Dalai Lama

    Brahma Chellaney urges the US and India to work together to protect the more than 600-year-old institution.
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    The New EU Leadership Must Unite on China

    Anders Fogh Rasmussen urges whoever takes over the bloc's foreign-policy portfolio to do more to deter Chinese aggression.
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    The Evolution of Empire

    John Andrews

    The history of Britain's conquest of India and humiliation of China shows that empire is very much still with us today. Though Americans tend to bristle at the idea, their own military, technological, and commercial power is as imperial and pervasive as Britain’s territorial dominance ever was.

    traces the enduring role of imperial power from the eighteenth century to the present.
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    If Democracy Isn’t Pro-Worker, It Will Die

    Daron Acemoglu argues that populists are making inroads because industrialized economies aren't delivering what was promised.
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    The Financial Risks of France’s Snap Election

    Brigitte Granville thinks political stalemate is a greater threat to European stability than a far-right government.
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    A Far-Right Resurgence in Europe?

    Many observers breathed a sigh of relief at the results of the European Parliament elections, because the widely predicted far-right surge did not dislodge traditional conservatives. But even if far-right forces do not dominate the next European Parliament, they have gained ground, particularly in France and Germany. Can mainstream politicians and parties reverse this trend?

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