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.
Tomas Blanco Velazquez is a second year MBA student at IESE Business School in Barcelona. He sent me his views on the current situation in Venezuela.
I asked my second year MBA students, who come from 29 different countries, to reflect on the future of Europe after Brexit using scenarios laid out by the European Commission last year.
While the world turns its back on diesel engines, German industry appears to be fighting back with a campaign on social media and new technical arguments but that may not be enough to turn the tide.
Underlining the link between energy and geo-politics, Israeli’s natural gas fields are bringing it closer to its regional neighbors while the U.S. sends an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf.
According to a NASA study, global warming has led to a longer fire season in the Pacific Northwest which may be even worse because of the government shut down.