A new book unpacks the polar opposites of extreme pessimism and optimism about the future of humanity, through the lives of two of their earliest and most compelling advocates.
The action comes a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister appealed to the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.”
The leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment devoted specifically to Yemen in the second half of 2017.
Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.
President Trump's response to the most serious humanitarian catastrophe since the end of World War II is to slash aid, bar refugees and expand the military.
In a place where catastrophic food insecurity may tip into starvation at any time, where armed men still arrive in the night to steal and rape, a local aid worker wants -- seemingly needs -- to know if Donald Trump could actually be elected president of the United States.
Close your eyes and you could be at a stateside summer barbeque or an office holiday party. Even with them open, the local realities of dirt roads and dirty water, civil war, mass graves, and nightly shoot-to-kill curfews seem foreign. These walls, it turns out, are even higher than they look.
It is fire, i.e., massive global warming, that threatens the world as we know it.
Climate change poses a serious threat to farming in East Africa, a region that depends on agriculture and whose population is growing very fast.