FROM Daniel Zarrilli
A Wake-Up Call for Slow Moving Disaster Rising sea levels already cause flooding in many American cities. Increasingly high tides at coastal military bases pose a threat to national security. Now the timetable for disaster has been speeded up by a shocking prediction: sea ice will be melting ten times faster than previously estimated. Sea levels will rise by ten feet in just 50 years , according to James Hansen, who warned that climate change was caused by human behavior when he was working for NASA. How much of civilization will be under water? We talk with Hansen and others.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.