Optimism Faces Grave Realities at Climate Talks – “After more than two decades of trying but failing to forge a global pact to halt climate change, United Nations negotiators gathering in South America this week are expressing a new optimism that they may finally achieve the elusive deal. Even with a deal to stop the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions, scientists warn, the world will become increasingly unpleasant. Without a deal, they say, the world could eventually become uninhabitable for humans.
Mystics distract India’s ministers from Modi’s development drive – “Officials criticised for seeking advice from astrologers and promoting Hinduism – “The Indians who discovered this week that their education minister seeks advice from a Vedic astrologer should be no more shocked than the Britons who learnt that Tony Blair, the former UK prime minister, talked to God before going to war in Iraq.”
The History of Campus Sexual Assault - >Today student activists and the federal government are successfully raising awareness about a problem that’s been around for a very long time. By most accounts, one in five female college students will be assaulted. Gender relations have changed since the 1950s and so has the law. What’s still unclear is the best approach for preventing sexual misconduct on campus.”