The Paris Climate Summit: A useful failure

On the surface, the outcome of the Paris climate summit falls far short of what is needed to save the planet from global warming. Then again, maybe practical success isn’t the measure by which it should be judged.

COP21: Beginner's guide to the UN Paris climate summit

In short, the world's governments have already committed to curbing human activities such as burning fossil fuels that release the gases that interfere with the climate. But that isn't problem solved. The difficulty comes when you try to get 195 countries to agree on how to deal with the issue of climate change.

Understanding islamic extremism

In view of last night's Paris attacks, is more relevant now than ever to understand islamic extremism, and how it has shapen our present and will shape our future. Islamic extremism is driven by a totalitarian interpretation of Islam that believes in a global Islamic state.