There’s a bromance going on between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. It’s bizarre and has all kinds of serious implications for national security, foreign policy, human rights, and more. The focus of this blog is about how their shared agenda would have us relapse into a deeper addiction to petroleum.
Global Warming and Public Health
Before he died in 2011, Dr. Paul Epstein of the Harvard School of Public Health researched the impacts of global warming on public health. The work he did brought complicated science down to a very basic fundamental point – how does changing our climate affect human health? He illustrated the many ways that we are being harmed. Shortly before he died, he wrote a great piece for the Atlantic.
Some of us are big soccer fans, especially when it comes to the World Cup, now being played in Brazil. On Monday, we witnessed an excellent match between the United States and Ghana. As Americans, we can be proud of the 2-1 victory. But there is more to that match than just the final score. We also learned that Ghanaians were quite stressed out about the possibility that they would be unable to watch the big game due to electricity shortages. For them, the World Cup is the equivalent of the World Series, Stanley Cup, Super Bowl and NBA Championships all rolled into one.