On the biggest day of climate change activism ever seen worldwide, millions of people are joining in Sunday, at more than 2,500 events around the globe, using people power to put pressure on world leaders to unite in fighting global warming at the COP21 summit opening Monday in Paris.
One’s heart goes out to the Sydney hostages. But it is distressing to see the hostage-taker made 10 feet tall by the media and to have Daesh (which is what most Arabs derisively call Islamic State) invoked.
Five people managed to escape Monday from the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, where they had been detained by an armed assailant who was still holding several hostages. Meanwhile, Australian authorities, from police to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, pushed to defuse the crisis.
Pope Benedict XVI hit a green note Thursday, pontificating (har har) about the environment to a crowd of pilgrims at the Roman Catholic Church's youth festival in Sydney, Australia, and making good on his eco-friendly nickname, "the green pope."
Actor Jeremy Piven wants you to turn your lights off. Especially you, Atlanta. It's part of a global campaign to raise awareness about climate change.
The word "seafoam" might call to mind a posh shade of light green that would color, say, select Restoration Hardware or J. Crew products. However, for seaside dwellers along a stretch of Australian coastline in New South Wales, the term quite literally describes the frothy substance that completely covered their beaches after a nearby storm stirred up the Pacific.