Opinion: The Davos Elite’s Climate Spin

Fawning media coverage of corporate climate pledges and clean technology investments elides a fundamental truth of the climate crisis: Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions will require steep personal sacrifices, especially from the world’s wealthiest people. Anything else is just spin.

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Book Review: The Unleashing of Tyrannosaurus Rex

David K. Randall’s “The Monster’s Bones” is a fresh and engrossing account of the exploits of early dinosaur fossil hunters and how their remarkable discoveries — notably the first bones of Tyrannosaurus Rex in the Montana wilderness — became the perfect bridge between science and spectacle.

Economics GPA Rules Weed Out Students of Color

A culture of competition in many introductory college courses, known as weed-out courses, is exacting an outsized toll on students from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. If GPA restrictions are in fact disproportionately penalizing Black and Hispanic college students, what can be done about it?

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