Julie Fornaciari

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Here’s what optimistic liberals get wrong about Trump and climate change

Right after Donald Trump won the election, a number of observers worried that having a climate denier in the White House would be a crushing setback for efforts to tackle global warming. Here’s a sample hyperventilating headline from, uh, me: “There’s no way around it: Donald Trump looks like a …

Climate

17 ways politics could change in 2017

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> 2016 was the year where one political controversy or another was always around the corner. But 2017 promises to be just as unpredictable.<p>For most of 2016, Donald Trump had only his own personal credibility in his hands as he campaigned for the presidency. Now that he has the …

The president-elect plans to surround himself with enemies of the environment, billions of dollars in net worth and people who are against their own agencies<p>Related: Trump's cabinet picks: here are all of the appointments so far<p>Barack Obama’s original cabinet was chockablock with historic firsts. …

Donald Trump

Brexit: Leave voters regret their choice as 4% say it's the worst event of 2016

People who voted for Brexit are experiencing buyer's remorse, according to the results of a YouGov survey about the best and worst events of …

United Kingdom

How Is Climate Change Denial Still a Thing?

Few benefit, but politically parties rarely disarm of their own accord.<p>Climate change denial is a strange phenomenon. Given the strong scientific …

The climate struggle is real: 10 biggest global warming stories of 2016

2016 was the year the impacts of rising carbon pollution became impossible to ignore<p>This year is likely to be remembered as a turning point for climate change. It’s the year the impacts of rising carbon pollution became impossible to ignore. The world is overheating, and vast swaths of the planet …

Why Obama — and every president since Carter — failed to transform the Middle East

“We are not a people to whom and nation to which limits don’t apply.” —Andrew Bacevich<p>What are America’s strategic objectives in the Middle East? How consistently have they been defined and pursued over the past three decades? What are the metrics of success? Are we better off today than we were 15 …

Geopolitics

The American Climbing the Ranks of ISIS

John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey.<p><i>Updated January 25, 2017</i><p>At dawn on a warm September morning in 2013, a minivan pulled up to a …

Religion

The Obama-Biden bond is among the strongest in White House history

President Obama and Vice President Biden ride in the motorcade on the way to the signing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (Pete Souza/The White House)<p>When Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2005, the freshman senator from Illinois took his place in the very last …

5 Ways You Can Support the Victims of Aleppo

Aleppo’s civilian population is now in greater danger than ever, following reports of atrocities against civilians committed by pro-Syrian government …

The Last Days at Standing Rock

On Friday, December 2, Bobby Robedeaux and seven other members of the Pawnee Nation left Pawnee, Oklahoma, hauling a trailer full of firewood 900 miles north to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. From the highway, Adrian SpottedHorseChief posted on Facebook: “Pawnee war party on …

The world’s first solar panel-paved road has opened in France

At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future.<p>Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first road paved in solar panels in the world, the Guardian reported. The road is roughly 1 km (0.6 …

Becoming Citizen Obama: The Outgoing President's Next Job

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> “Barack Obama: Eight Years,” <i>a definitive, one-of-kind 96-page, fully illustrated commemorative edition. Available at retailers</i> …