Would there be more urgency and better compliance with initiatives like the Paris Climate Agreement if we were threatened not by extraordinary warmth but by an ice age? For clues, we need only look back a few centuries, to the prolonged period of global cooling known as the Little Ice Age.
A day hardly passes without bird flu news, now in 30 countries, and counting. AP’s Margie Mason gets the latest from David Nabarro the U.N.’s chief coordinator for avian influenza, in Beijing. Read it