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Bridging the Political Divide on Climate

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Ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe argues that we need to find shared values in order to achieve collective action on climate change.

A 120m sand artwork by Sand in Your Eye is seen at New Brighton Beach on the Wirral peninsular aims in New Brighton, Britain
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World Review: Taiwan Tensions, Iraq Elections, and Energy Geopolitics

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World Review

Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Xi Jinping
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World Review: Extreme Weather, Cyber Threats, and the Delta Variant

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World Review

Nirmal Ghosh, Carla Anne Robbins, and Steve Erlanger join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

Flooding in Europe
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Future-Proofing Our Energy System

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In the face of extreme weather and cyber threats, how do we build resilience, sustainability, and equity into future energy systems?

Utility workers begin work repairing power and data lines after a wildfire near Potrero
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Why the World is Failing at Fixing Climate Change

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Assumptions about climate change's devastating effects are often built on a misunderstanding of the data and lead us to the wrong responses, Bjørn Lomborg argues.

People hold banners during a protest march to call for action against climate change in Vienna, Austria.
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Discussion Table with French Ambassador Philippe Etienne

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President’s Club and leadership members are invited to engage in a Discussion Table with the Ambassador of France to the United States on ranging global issues.

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks with presidential diplomatic advisor Philippe Etienne.
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China Goes Green

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China's Changing Landscape

Yifei Li of NYU Shanghai and Judith Shapiro of American University discuss China's green authoritarianism and its implications for the environment and international politics.

People hold shopping bags as they walk under a giant screen showing a news footage of Chinese President Xi Jinping, at a shopping area in Beijing
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YP In-Depth on Climate Catastrophe

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YP In-Depth

Members of the Council’s Young Professionals Network join Leonardo Martinez-Diaz from the World Resources Institute to discuss climate resilience in the face of catastrophe.

Smoke billows from a fire in an area of the Amazon rainforest near Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil
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Climate Change and Global Security

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CEO of the American Security Project Stephen A. Cheney and atmospheric science expert Dr. Elisabeth Moyer join the Council to discuss the effects of climate change on geopolitical alliances.