The Global 'Plastic Flood' Reaches the Arctic | Polar | NewsEven the High North can't escape the global threat of plastic pollution. An international review study shows, the flood of plastic has reached all spheres of the Arctic: large quantities of plastic - transported by rivers, the air and shipping- can now be found in the Arctic Ocean.
US-China relations need ‘planetary realism’ to avoid geopolitical doomFormer California governor Jerry Brown has turned his attention towards trying to improve US-China relations in the name of global stability. For both countries to survive and thrive, they must find a way to cooperate as well as compete.
Planetary Intelligence: Can a Planet Have a Mind of Its Own?Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank discusses why cognitive activity operating on a planetary scale is necessary to tackle global issues such as climate change. The collective activity of life—all of the microbes, plants, and animals—have changed planet Earth. Take, for example, plants: plants
New environmental report offers solutions for ‘triple planetary crisis’Deadly wildfires, noise pollution and other looming environmental threats could cause widespread ecological damage, and need to be urgently addressed, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new report published on Thursday.
Global Strategy 2022: Thwarting Kremlin aggression today for constructive relations tomorrowHow can the United States and its partners counter the Kremlin’s aggressive policies abroad while laying the groundwork for what could one day be a mutually beneficial relationship with a Russia that respects the rule of law and international norms?
Humanity in MotionThe Fall issue of the Wilson Quarterly examines the immense challenges that human displacement poses to individuals, regions and nations as conflict, climate and other factors compel populations to move. With a mix of essays, first person accounts, testimonies, and an interactive feature, the Wilson Quarterly delivers perspectives from world leaders, U.S. legislators, scholars, journalists, and refugees themselves that illuminate many complexities and solutions to one of the key issues facing global governance and development today.
Reimagining a just society pt. 6: Our planetary condominiumCarol Dumaine's latest in a blog post series on "Reimagining a Just Society" recalls the tragic condo collapse in Florida last June and asks whether the commons elements of a typical condominium association suggest any parallels for understanding "global commons" or public goods in an age of pandemics, climate change and AI.