In Enlightenment Now, Steven Pinker makes the case that humanity has made great progress based on the ideals of the enlightenment and in a couple of pages toward the end of the book shows how Donald Trump attacks those ideals in his policies, actions, and tweets.
On Earth Day, it makes sense to remember the original event in 1970 and the idea that environmental regulation comes in waves at least until the trump administration and the appointment of Scott Pruitt as Administrator of the EPA in the United States.
China’s ban on some of the paper and plastic waste that it has been importing has disrupted the industry and could result in more trash being dumped at sea.
The headlines from the Geneva Auto show last week make appear to indicate that electric vehicles are finally approaching what Malcolm Gladwell called The Tipping Point in his book by the same name. Whether they actually make it still remains to be seen but is, in my view, becoming increasingly likely.
The water crisis in Cape Town is approaching the day zero in what might be the first, but not the last emergency of its kind as climate change impacts cities.