Sunday, July 23, 2017
  1. Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

    Ranulph Fiennes

    Ban Heavy Fuel Oil in the Arctic

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     highlights the link between maritime shipping and the disappearance of polar ice.

    Arctic oil drilling Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Diminished Arctic ice can be linked to the overuse of a dirty, viscous material used to power the bulk of the world’s shipping fleet. When the Marine Environment Protection Committee gathers in London this month, member states will have an opportunity to reverse the damage, and give new life to a fragile, long-neglected ecosystem. READ MORE
  2. Trump and the Truth About Climate Change

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Trump and the Truth About Climate Change

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     counters the US president's argument that efforts to combat global warming are "unfair" to America.

    Trump Paris Agreement Win McNamee/Getty Images
    When Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the US from the Paris climate agreement, he argued that the accord is bad for America and "unfair" to it. In fact, the Paris accord is very good for America, and it is the US that continues to impose an unfair burden on others. READ MORE
  3. Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge

    Akinwumi Adesina

    Confronting Africa’s Water Challenge

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     argues that the key to success is investment in projects that ensure better wastewater management.

    Africa Water Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
    Africa is currently experiencing its worst drought since 1945, especially in Southern Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, and Northern Nigeria. These fragile areas urgently need help in building resilient systems to ensure access to clean, portable water and effective sanitation facilities for all people. READ MORE
  4. We’ll Always Need Paris

    Adair Turner

    We’ll Always Need Paris

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     offers three reasons why technology alone can't bring about a low-carbon economy.

    solar panels Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
    Faced with rapid cost reductions for clean electricity generation, some commentators suggest that we no longer need the Paris agreement or other policy interventions, because technology alone can solve all problems. But that is a utopian delusion, for three reasons. READ MORE
  5. Pakistan’s Persistent Energy Crisis

    Nadeem ul Haque
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