Umair Irfan

Covers climate change, energy, and the environment for Vox

Covers climate change, energy, and the environment for Vox

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When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?

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When political protesters were gunned down by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, was it a victory or a defeat for President Trump?

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Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions.  Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?

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