The world's wealthiest will need to limit emissions if the world is to avoid dangerous warming.
Dec. 9, 2020 • ~5 min
Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is an important first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Over 820 million people around the world go to bed hungry at night, and that tide is rising. For working to reverse it, the U.N. World Food Program has received the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~8 min
The world missed all 20 targets for stemming the tide of biodiversity loss. But there has been some progress over the last decade.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
A new UN report shows that hunger and food insecurity are rising worldwide. The COVID-19 pandemic is adding to this trend, but is not the major driver.
July 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?
June 17, 2020 • ~10 min
Analysts in public health, politics, and technology discuss the “pandemic” of COVID-19 misinformation being shared around the world.
May 8, 2020 • ~10 min
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which catalyzed action to protect the environment not just in the US but internationally.
April 16, 2020 • ~8 min