FROM Steven A. Cohen
Cause for Optimism at the UN Climate Talks in Lima, Peru? This year's global temperatures will have been the highest since records began in 1880. Against that background, almost 200 nations are meeting in Peru , establishing strategy for another global climate-change summit next year in Paris. They got a recent boost when the US and China made an announcement on cutting carbon . We look at the objectives and the chance for success with former US Senator Tim Wirth, the top international climate negotiator for the Clinton Administration and now Vice Chairman of the United Nations Foundation , and Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs. Thanks to Sasa Woodruff for production assistance.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
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.