Climate Change

Khamenei’s Empire Building Resulted in the Somalization of Iran - Water Shortages - Climate Change
Khamenei’s Empire Building Resulted in the Somalization of Iran

In recent days, the Iranian regime brutally cracked down on protests in Esfahan province against growing water shortages. Some observers argue that the origins of the water crisis in Iran are climate change and a drastic drop in precipitation. However, the reasons for the crisis go deeper.

Biden Administration Needs to Face Reality: China Is an Enemy
Biden Administration Needs to Face Reality: China Is an Enemy

While the Trump administration took on China and the Biden administration continued many of those policies, including investments in Pacific allies to deter Chinese abuses, efforts are falling woefully short.

Climate Change and Human Nature
Climate Change and Human Nature

Another report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forecasted the potential consequences of climate change. But even if more voters begin to believe the issue is important, they may still not support the environmentalists’ policies.

Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt
Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

It is important to view Nigeria’s Middle Belt conflict in the context of Islamic extremism across the Sahel.

What You Should Know About the Paris Agreement Donald Trump Withdraws
What You Should Know About the Paris Agreement

On Thursday President Trump announced he would withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. Here is what you should know about this international climate change treaty.

Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population
Carbon Credits: A Good Idea for Environmentalists, Not Such a Good Idea for Amazon Tribal Population

For big industries and environmental NGOs, purchasing UN-sanctioned carbon credits in indigenous reservations seemed to be a good idea. However, the morality of the whole thing is gray.

Preview Obama Final UN Speech
A Preview to Obama’s Final UN Speech

Barack Obama makes the final appearance of his presidency today before the UN General Assembly. As we evaluate this address, consider this assessment of his September 2009 UN speech.

Green Nukes for Africa
Green Nukes for Africa

These things hang together: clean government, clean energy, sustainable prosperity, the modest goods of a good life.

Occupied
Bear Lurking in the Fjords: Review of TV2’s Occupied

Last fall, Norway’s TV2 released Occupied, a show about Russia occupying Norway that is now on Netflix with English subtitles. Providence readers would likely enjoy this window into a European perspective.