5 things to know for Nov. 21: Colorado shooting, World Cup, Twitter, Congress, Climate

CNN – It’s almost time for the unhappiest part of the holidays: Getting there. Holiday travel is going to be more expensive than ever, and in some places, snowier too. We hope all your season’s obligatory journeys are safe and reasonably priced. Now, let’s Get Up to Speed ​​and On with Your Day. (You can … Read more

Qatar makes World Cup debut in a controversial tournament of firsts

Doha, Qatar CNN – There have been 21 editions of the men’s World Cup since its inauguration in 1930, but Qatar 2022 is set to be a tournament like no other. Since it was announced as the host city almost 12 years ago, it was always destined to be a World Cup of firsts. From … Read more

COP27: Ukraine finds new allies in a Russian tourist hotspot

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – Ukraine’s pavilion at the COP27 UN climate conference in Egypt is built of austere, dark gray walls. It feels like a bomb shelter, a bit out of place among all the brightly colored structures erected by other countries that are showcasing climate solutions and celebrating natural beauty. The contrast is … Read more

COP27: Activists hoped Egypt would bring a focus on Africa. They were disappointed

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – The crowd was loving what Bhekumuzi Bhebhe had to say, cheering loudly as he yelled “don’t gas Africa!” into the megaphone. Standing under the baking Egyptian sun at the COP27 UN climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh on Tuesday, Bhebhe, a South Africa-based climate campaigner, was protesting against what he says … Read more

Rich countries are trying to hit pause on climate summit’s key issue

Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt CNN – The past week has given the world a glimpse of what climate-vulnerable countries have long known: while rich countries bend over backwards to pledge their support for climate action, they are far less enthusiastic when it comes to forking over the cash. At the UN’s COP27 climate summit, the United … Read more

Can Lula slam the brakes on Brazil’s rampant deforestation? It will be harder this time

Itu, Sao Paulo State, Brazil CNN – The drive through Sao Paulo state in Brazil is decidedly unremarkable, blocks and blocks of high-rise buildings give way to commuter highways and eventually to gentle rolling hills. It is hardly the scene where one would expect to find the climate’s salvation. And yet as Luis Guedes Pinto … Read more

Degrowth: A dangerous idea or the answer to the world’s biggest problems?

London CNN Business – Conventional economic logic hinges on a core assumption: Bigger economies are better, and finding ways to maintain or boost growth is paramount to improving society. But what if growth is at best doing little to fix the world’s problems, and at worst fostering the destruction of the planet and jeopardizing its … Read more

Arctic permafrost is thawing rapidly. It affects us all

CNN – Four years ago, Morris J. Alexie had to move out of the house his father built in Alaska in 1969 because it was sinking into the ground and water was beginning to seep into his home. “The bogs are showing up in between houses, all over our community. There are currently seven houses … Read more

Biden is ready to tout his climate record at the UN summit as he embarks on a post-midterm international swing

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN – President Joe Biden arrived Friday to the climate summit en route in an Egyptian Red Sea resort eager to highlight major new US investments towards limiting climate change, a sharp difference from the last time he showed up at a climate conference empty handed. Yet fears of a world … Read more

Biden aims to assert American leadership abroad at the UN climate summit and G20

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt CNN – It’s a story President Joe Biden tells at nearly every opportunity: last year, meeting his new counterparts at his first international summit, he proudly informed them, “America is back.” “For how long?” one of them asked. As Biden departs this week for a weeklong around-the-world trip, the question still … Read more