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  • Originally published 11/10/2015

    The American Example Few Follow

    Max Boot

    In short, Obama’s decision on Keystone was driven by the hoary old theory that the U.S. needs to model good behavior for other countries in the hope that they will emulate what we do.

  • Originally published 06/22/2015

    Holy Ignorance

    Garry Wills

    If Catholic conservatives like Rick Santorum deny climate change in the name of holiness, can Pope Francis persuade them with his own appeal to holy values in creation? I doubt it.

  • Originally published 10/27/2014

    The global warming hoax

    Steve Hochstadt

    "This would be the greatest hoax ever, because unlike every other hoax, it is being committed by all the world’s experts, which is precisely what the global warming deniers are claiming."

  • Originally published 03/25/2014

    Lessons from the Little Ice Age

    Geoffrey Parker

    The Little Ice Age of the seventeenth century triggered global disruptions to civilization. Policymakers need to heed the warning.

  • Originally published 05/07/2013

    And Then There Was One

    Tom Engelhardt

    Image via Shutterstock.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com

  • Originally published 01/29/2013

    Sealing Norse Greenlanders’ fate?

    The mystery of what happened to Greenland’s Norse population is one step closer to being solved, as new evidence suggests that the colony did not die out because its inhabitants were unable to adapt to their new environment.

  • Originally published 01/25/2013

    Juan Cole: Global Warming Is a Domestic Crisis

    Juan Cole

    As President Obama made clear in his inaugural address Monday, failing to confront the threat of climate change in his second term would be a betrayal of future generations. 

  • Originally published 01/16/2013

    Lawrence M. Krauss: Deafness at Doomsday

    TO our great peril, the scientific community has had little success in recent years influencing policy on global security. Perhaps this is because the best scientists today are not directly responsible for the very weapons that threaten our safety, and are therefore no longer the high priests of destruction, to be consulted as oracles as they were after World War II.

  • Originally published 12/10/2010

    Climate Change

    Global warming, climate change: Whatever you call it. Here are the articles we've featured on this topic through the years.

  • Originally published 10/21/1976

    Kickstarting History

    Anthony Clark

    I've financed my own research project using Kickstarter.

  • Originally published 09/02/2015

    Science, Averages and Hokum

    Steve Hochstadt

    When you take the claims of global warming deniers, such as the so-called pause in warming, or the number of scientists who are skeptics, or the lack of consensus of the world’s scientists, and investigate the footnotes or check the math, you see that they are not doing science. Their work cannot stand peer review, so it is published on the internet, where they get maximum readership with minimal credibility.

  • Originally published 10/23/2014

    Same Old, Same Old

    There's No There There

    How and why it's so very hard for American foreign policy to change.

  • Originally published 07/27/2014

    In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything is the Thing to Do

    Liberty and Power

    The heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but here’s one Americans shouldn’t miss: The United States — no matter who the president is — cannot manage world conflict. The corollary is that when a president tries to manage it,things will usually get worse. Foresight is always defective, and tragic unintended consequences will prevail.