Greta Thunberg is a sixteen year old student who has been skipping classes on Fridays to protest against the world’s lack of urgent action on climate change. Her message has resonated widely and last Friday, as many as 1 million kids and young adults joined protests in 2,000 cities in 125 countries to join Greta in her campaign. The massive mobilization of young people on this issue is unprecedented and deserves our attention and support.
While speaking to Alumni about geo-politics in Zurich I found it difficult to speak intelligently with people who reject the IPCC’s findings concerning climate change and believe that outlets like the FT and the New York Times were essentially fake news.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a new Democratic Congresswomen from New York City who has proposed a New green Deal to get the United States back on track.
The Burg Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and is, in many ways, a metaphor for Dubai and the United Arab Emirates.
The collapse of Venezuela’s PDVSA is part of the tragedy in Venezuela and the sooner that Juan Guaidó can bring back its oil sector, the better for the country.