Podcast: Our Climate Future

The New Statesman’s World Review podcast with Jeremy Cliffe and India Bourke. On this week’s World Review podcast from the New Statesman, Jeremy Cliffe in Berlin and India Bourke in London are joined by Tom Rivett-Carnac, political strategist and co-author of The Future We Choose. They discuss the crunch decade for arresting climate change’s momentum and, in You […]

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OPEC+ urges ‘full conformity’ with production cuts, and Saudi Arabia’s energy minister warns market gamblers will be hurt ‘like hell’

Summary List Placement The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies urged “full conformity” with oil production cuts at its online meeting held on Thursday.  In a separate news conference, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister warned that those traders who wish to short the oil market would be hurt “like hell.” Saudi’s Prince Abdulaziz said […]

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Why has the U.S. COVID-19 response been so bad? Jared Kushner, Vanity Fair suggests.

President Trump and his White House say they’ve done a great job responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, but by most metrics, including cases and deaths, the U.S. resembles a failed state. Vanity Fair’s Katherine Eban “wanted to better understand how the U.S., with its advanced medical systems, unmatched epidemiological know-how, and vaunted regulatory and public […]

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‘Facebook did nothing’ about violent militia and hate speech groups for five years despite being warned at least 10 times, advocacy group says (FB)

Summary List Placement Facebook has been reeling from criticism over its recent failures to keep violent militia and hate groups off its platform. In one case, the company was warned by users about a “call to arms” 455 times, and in another, it failed to catch a group until alerted by news media. But a […]

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