As a region of interest for the United States for economic and national-defense reasons, not assisting MENA in reducing its reliance on fossil fuels is dangerous.
A significant cap on carbon emissions without the risk of relying on an undependable energy source would be a literal lifesaver for India. India’s overall carbon emissions nearly doubled from 2005 to 2016, negatively affecting two enormous national industries that directly impact the health of the Earth: agriculture and fishing. For them and six of the world's wealthiest nations, the answer is simple: Thorium Oxide.
Economic powerhouses like Europe, the U.K. and Canada do a substantial amount of trade with nearly every nation in the world. By implementing a carbon border fee, they can exert leverage on other nations to initiate or increase a price on carbon in their own countries
With the upcoming COP 26 conference, Biden has an opportunity to reassert his dedication to stopping climate change. He can make good on his financial promises to the Global South and Amazon rainforest, introduce policy to act on deforestation, and clarify specifics for many of his other vague policies.
Cover image by Natalie Wu Written by Jan Gerber On December 3, 2018, as the warmest year on record was coming to a close, the Polish President Andrzej Duda delivered his opening remarks at the COP24 Climate Conference in Katowice, Poland. With the double-edged motto of the conference, “Changing Together,” over his head, Mr. Duda … Continue reading The Populist Pushback on Climate Change
Thwaites Glacier. Image credit: NASA By Natalie Wu With the conclusion of the Iraq War and the winding down of the War in Afghanistan, there has been a new consensus in Washington D.C. that "great power competition” is replacing terrorism as the primary threat to U.S. national security. This viewpoint is most clearly articulated … Continue reading An (In)Visible Enemy: Climate Change