Wednesday, April 26, 2017
  1. Trump’s Quixotic Energy Policy

    Javier Solana

    Trump’s Quixotic Energy Policy

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     thinks Trump's efforts to save a dying industry will end up undermining US energy independence.

    paris climate agreement Chesnot/Getty Images
    April 22, 2017, marks one year since the international community came together and signed the Paris climate agreement. Given the threat to that agreement posed by US President Donald Trump's devotion to fossil-fuel producers, the world must now unite again to ensure a clean-energy future. READ MORE
  2. The G20’s Time for Climate Leadership

    Teresa Ribera

    The G20’s Time for Climate Leadership

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     urges the major economies to sustain the low-carbon shift, with or without Donald Trump's America.

    Solar wind energy Andrew Aitchison/Getty Images
    With US President Donald Trump dialing back the clock on climate policy, the G20 is now confronting its biggest challenge yet. It will be up to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other world leaders to overcome US (and Saudi) resistance and stay the course on climate action. READ MORE
  3. Powering Africa’s Transformation

    Carlos Lopes, ET AL

    Powering Africa’s Transformation

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    , ET AL  explain how policymakers can secure the low-carbon energy needed for sustainable economic growth.

    solar power africa Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images
    As African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, productivity and growth will improve. But African countries’ success presupposes that they generate and manage energy sustainably, which means making the most of the continent's abundant renewable-energy resources. READ MORE
  4. Boycott America?

    Peter Singer

    Boycott America?

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     argues that, with Donald Trump jeopardizing the future of the planet, there may be no alternative.

    Trump and coal miners Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
    The catastrophic outcome of last November’s US presidential election is now clear. Donald Trump’s indifference to the risk of climate change – and the actions he is taking because of that indifference – is likely to have consequences that dwarf the significance of any of his other policies. READ MORE
  5. Donald Trump’s Climate Fantasies

    Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Donald Trump’s Climate Fantasies

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     explains why the US president's new spate of executive orders cannot slow the shift to renewables.

    EPA protest Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post/Getty Images
    Legend holds that King Canute brought his flatterers to the sea to show them that even a king could not command the ocean waves, that the laws of nature are more powerful than the decrees of men. So pity Donald Trump, who really believes that his executive orders can hold back the tides. READ MORE
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