Secretary-General António Guterres has asked countries to come to the UN summit with specific plans for how they intend to cut carbon emissions in line with the most recent science, which says global greenhouse gas emissions must fall 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
The UN climate report found that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) this century is still technically possible. But to keep that possibility alive, the world would have to cut its global greenhouse gas emissions by a whopping 45% from 2010 levels by 2030.
A demonstration across the street from the White House Friday marked the first high-profile event of Greta Thunberg's six-day visit to Washington, intended to pressure the Trump administration ahead of a United Nations Climate Summit.
America is at a turning point in which the events of 9/11 are shifting from memory to history. In his book, "The Only Plane in the Sky," author Garrett Graff compiles a comprehensive oral history timeline of Sept. 11, 2001, told via brief diary-like accounts.
The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating kids from parents ended in June of 2018, after massive outrage. But Andrea and her sisters are among more than 950 kids the ACLU now claims were taken from parents after that date.
June 2019 brought world leaders together at two major meetings: the Bonn Climate Change Conference and the G20 Osaka Summit. Neither meeting made much progress on the major issues still being debated. Once again, the US stance was particularly problematic.
A new report from the UN says that the UN shares responsibility with Myanmar's government for the human rights abuses in Myanmar due to systemic failures. John Sifton of Human Rights Watch spoke with Carol Hills about how this conclusion was reached.
As the 50th anniversary of Stonewall approaches, Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera are receiving a belated measure of recognition in death that coincides with a growing awareness of transgender rights.
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