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Climate and the Environment

Everything Is on Fire. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

In her latest Chicago Tribune column, Elizabeth Shackleford argues that bigger countries must be the ones to lead the fight against climate change.

A view of Lake Albert, which runs right in between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

World Review: The Perfect Storm – Heat Waves, Energy Crunches, and Climate Change

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Nirmal Ghosh, Elise Labott, and Amna Nawaz join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Two firefighters work the site of a wildfire in Spain.
Reuters
Global Politics

Peru's Rainforest Threatened by Ecosystem of Environment Crime

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Mongabay
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah explores how "a flourishing ecosystem of criminal groups is busy sacking the forest and rivers for cash and power" in the Peruvian Amazon.

An aerial view of the bridge Integracion on the Peru-Brazil border in the Amazon jungle of Madre de Dios
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

America Is Leading the World Backward

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Chicago Tribune
Coauthors

“A series of radical rulings makes America’s exhortations about promoting democracy ring hollow,” write Senior Fellows Elizabeth Shackelford and Dina Smeltz.

Hands hold yellow sign saying "Bans off our bodies" in front of a blue sky
US Foreign Policy

Climate Refugees Still Need Protection

In the News
Crain's Chicago Business
John Slocum

As climate change continues to displace people, those fleeing must be protected as refugees, argues John Slocum in Crain's Chicago Business.

A sign reads "There is no Planet B" at a protest in San Francisco in 2019.
Climate and the Environment

Nature-Based Solutions in Brazil Key to Global Climate Targets

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Thompson Reuters Foundation News
Robert Muggah

Robert Muggah examines why "nature-based solutions that revalue and protect forests" are among the best strategies for combatting climate warming.

An aerial view of the Amazon rainforest at the Bom Futuro National Forest near Rio Pardo in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil.
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Brazil Is Gaslighting Its Way to a Climate Misinformation Catastrophe

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Washington Post
Robert Muggah

"The rampant spread of climate misinformation and disinformation has potentially dire implications for the Amazon Basin," cowrites Robert Muggah in the Washington Post.

Billows of smoke rise over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle next to the Transamazonica national highway, in Labrea, Amazonas state, Brazil
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

To Our Peril, the World Isn't Taking Climate Change Seriously

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Chicago Tribune
Elizabeth Shackelford

“The global dependence on fossil fuels that drives this climate crisis also empowers some of the world’s worst actors,” writes Elizabeth Shackelford in the Chicago Tribune.

Residents fill their containers with drinking water from a blue municipal tanker with many hoses in New Delhi, India
Reuters
Climate and the Environment

Trees, Wetlands Play Key Role in Mitigating Climate Change

In the News
WBEZ Reset
Karen Weigert

Ahead of Arbor Day, Nonresident Senior Fellow Karen Weigert discusses efforts in Chicago to create more wetlands and plant trees with WBEZ’s Reset.

View of Chicago's Field Museum from trees and wetland area.
Walter Martin
Climate and the Environment

How Europe Can Break Free from Russian Energy

Podcast
Deep Dish Podcast

The European Union has bold goals to wean itself from Russian energy. Can it succeed?

REUTERS
Energy