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Hundred of thousands of citizens hit the streets of New York for yesterday’s People’s Climate March. But who’s paying attention? Major polluters including China, India, Russia, and even Germany won’t even attend the Climate Summit at the United Nations tomorrow. Leaders are worried about the cost of controlling carbon emissions, despite reports that economies might even grow faster. President Obama put the US in the forefront with new rules on power plants. Can he invest other heads of state with a sense of urgency?

Also, Turkey closes its border in response to a surge in Syrian refugees. Plus, a new look at terrorist threats against America.

Banner Image: A sign held at the People's Climate March in New York City on September 21, 2014; Credit: Alan Greig

Turkey Closes Its Border After Syrian Refugee Surge 6 MIN, 29 SEC

More than 130,000 Kurdish refugees fled from ISIS forces into Turkey over the weekend. Now Turkey has clamped down on border crossings. The US and others are trying to determine which side Turkey is on. Joe Parkinson is Istanbul Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal.

Joe Parkinson, Wall Street Journal (@JoeWSJ)

Combating Climate Change: Activism and the Call for Actual Action 36 MIN, 14 SEC

Hundreds of thousands of protestors flooded the streets of Manhattan yesterday to demand action from heads of state at tomorrow’s Climate Summit at the United Nations. Today on Wall Street, protesters focused on the role of financial institutions.

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (@NRDC)
Alister Doyle, Reuters (@AlisterDoyle)
Michael Jacobs, Global Commission on the Economy and Climate (@michaelujacobs)
Ethan Zindler, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (@EthanALL)

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Syrian Terror Group, Not ISIS, Biggest Threat to US 7 MIN, 17 SEC

The Islamic State—ISIS or ISIL—has been called a threat to the US homeland, but that’s now said to be a distortion of what’s happening in the Middle East. Intelligence officials have identified other groups emerging from the Syrian civil war that may be targeting the West more directly. Not much is known about Khorasan, but that’s the name of a terrorist group identified by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, Jrs. He says, “in terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much a of threat as the Islamic State.” That’s according to the New York Times in a story co-authored by Mark Mazzetti

Mark Mazzetti, New York Times (@MarkMazzettiNYT)

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