By: Isabel Lobo and Valerie Aronhalt Latin America’s complex and polarizing political history with dictatorships, neoliberalism, American intervention and economic inequality favors the ultra-wealthy and neglects the poor, especially in rural areas. The right- and left-leaning sides of the political ...

The science is clear. 1.5°C warming from pre-industrial levels keeps the impacts of climate change at a manageable level for the global community. For the Global South nothing short of this temperature increase is acceptable. This aspirational goal of 1.5°C ...

COP27 was held in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt from Nov. 6-18 as an opportunity for leaders from around the world to build on past climate change momentum and deliver on the goals set out by the Paris Agreement. This yearly UN climate ...

Five years ago in October 2017, the long-standing separatist movement in the northeast Spanish region of Catalonia made a choice that shocked the international community. After hundreds of years of conflict between the Spanish government and the region, Catalonian voters ...

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. In the following months, Europe has fallen into an energy crisis resulting from Russia withholding its natural gas supply and European countries being unwilling to economically support Russia’s invasion by purchasing natural gas. ...

The climate crisis has already landed on the shores of Latin America and the Caribbean islands. As temperatures rise, sea levels threaten to drown coastal populations and island communities. Tropical storms and cyclones have increased in frequency and severity, costing ...

On Sunday, Nov. 6, the United Nations Conference of Parties, (also known as COP27) is set to start in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, a location that may prove either unifying or polarizing. The annual climate change conference, which has led to ...

In 2021, Pope Francis openly criticized COP26 as a perfunctory commitment by world leaders. This year, the pope again expressed his concerns about COP27 in an unprecedentedly critical statement about the economic and environmental costs of the summit. Although conceding ...

COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt is getting a lot of attention as one of the last hopes to produce meaningful change in response to climate change. But, while COP meetings have produced some landmark agreements on climate change, such as ...

From the historic Tahrir Square demonstrations to the political graffiti adorning the walls of Cairo, national activism has become a powerful tool for people living in 21st-century Egypt. It was only a decade ago that millions of Egyptians successfully overthrew ...