A former State Department official who worked on Iran sanctions during the Obama administration tells us his thoughts on the latest round of tough economic sanctions on Iran. Plus, the risks we face from the melting of one massive glacier. And, how did Australian airline Qantas manage to make a commercial flight from Sydney to Adelaide waste-free?
More and more mental health professionals are starting to take note of how climate change and environmental disasters are impacting our mental health. This has given rise to a new term: ecological grief. Ashley Cunsolo, a public health researcher, explains what ecological grief is and how it may be impacting people around the world.
Joee Patterson was one of four marine technicians on the Nathaniel B. Palmer research vessel during an expedition to Thwaites Glacier this past winter. The glacier is melting fast, and scientists fear that if it were to collapse entirely, it would trigger up to 11 feet of sea level rise.
What happens next after President Donald Trump's last-minute decision to call off a US military airstrike on Iran. Also, Istanbul prepares for a do-over of mayoral elections at the insistence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose party lost the vote earlier this spring. And, North Korean state TV has been airing an animated show that features a group of cute bunnies defeating an invading wolf. The World's Patrick Winn ponders what country the wolf could possibly be a proxy for.
US President Donald Trump says Iran made a "very big mistake" by shooting down a US drone on Thursday in the Middle East. It's the latest escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran, and we'll hear reactions from both sides. And on World Refugee Day, we hear from Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar who talks about her own background as a resettled refugee from Somalia. Plus, while Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Washington Thursday; back home, there's a controversial oil sands pipeline project going forward.