President Trump talked about energy, but only fossil fuels; extreme weather, but not climate change; and jobs and trade, without mentioning the thousands of U.S. solar jobs his tariff plan puts at risk. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images
People gather on a hot winter day on Ipanema beach on September 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to NOAA, global temperatures over the first six months of 2017 were the second-highest on record. Photograph by Mario Tama, Getty
Many of our impulses are, by design, very strong, so any force that is to stifle them will have to be pretty strong too. It is grossly misleading to talk as if self-restraint is as easy as punching a channel on the remote control.