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A global push for racial justice in the climate movement

For years, mainstream environmental movements around the globe have excluded people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Today’s global Black Lives Matter protests have amplified calls for institutions of all kinds — including environmental groups — to challenge and dismantle chronic systemic racism.

Coronavirus Conversations

Discussion: How the coronavirus crisis is exacerbating food insecurities and global inequities

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The coronavirus crisis has exacerbated existing crises of food insecurity and health disparities. And mass protests around the world continue to spotlight deep-seated inequities faced by communities of color. As part of our weekly discussion series on the global pandemic, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a conversation exploring the global food supply and inequities, presented with Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Conflict & Justice

Europe slow to react

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on the slow and muddled European reaction to the anti-government protests in Egypt. Like the US, many European countries are caught between supporting an old ally and calling for an orderly democratic transition in Egypt

Global Politics

The State of US-Egypt Relations

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times says that President Obama has a knows he cannot "be seen deposing foreign leaders" even while some are asking for him to take a stronger role in Egypt.

Environment

Winter Storms Slam Midwest

A massive winter storm slammed huge swaths of the country this week with snow and freezing rain. And the worst may be yet to come.  Stephen Fybish, a weather historian, says he predicted this would be a rough winter back in 2003.

Environment

Scary Storms Hit on Groundhog Day

Here to talk about this year's unusual Groundhog Day is  Lee Haus, the Haaptmann (or president) of the Grastoddy Lodge. Bruce Sullivan, senior meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Camp Springs, Md. has an update on the weather.