Republican Senators seemed genuinely surprised by the mob violence in the U.S. Capital yesterday despite the fact that they allowed this situation to develop.
Although Web Summit 202o was virtual, the event was amazing and touched on critical issues including sustainability, politics, and the future of media in an era of fake news.
Vice President Mike Pence could use the 25th amendment to remove Donald Trump from office before he does any more damage to the country and the Republican party.
In announcing his national security team, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has said he will appoint former Senator John Kerry as Presidential Envoy on Climate Change sending a strong signal about his resolve on the issue and the way his administration will frame it.
Moving away from fossil fuels and investing hundreds of billions in renewable energy and energy research is an enormous opportunity for the financial sector and will also mitigate the risk of systemic collapse when it gets stuck with stranded assets as a result of the transition to a low carbon economy.
Although the current set of commitments made as part of the Paris climate agreement are insufficient to solve the problem, the incoming American administration will go to COP 26 in Glasgow with a firm commitment and the return of American leadership.