FROM Ivor John
The State of California’s Plan to Reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions Last year, Democrats and one Republican passed AB 32 , which calls for California to reduce greenhouse gases 25% by the year 2020. With a pat on the back from then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Governor Schwarzenegger said it would “ change the course of history .” He said other states and the federal government would follow his lead and that California would be a world leader in clean technology. In January, the State Air Resources Board is supposed to have completed the first step. PHOTO: A dark clouds are seen over Jakarta's skyline, 14 November 2007. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Trump's new look at civil rights and global warming President Trump is reportedly ready to pull the US out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. We look at the possible consequences. On the second half of the program, we hear about cuts in Obama-Era civil rights programs called for by the Trump Administration's first budget plan.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.