September 25, 2019
Weekly World News Update
Climate Action or Inaction?; Fanning the Flames for Change; Protests Heard Around the World; Iran Watch; A Presidential Scandal; Tough Transatlantic Times; and Fire & Ice
Quote of the Week
" How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I'm one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing."
-- Greta Thunberg, climate change activist, in a speech addressing world leaders at the UN's Climate Action Summit in New York City on Monday, September 25.
Climate Action or Inaction?
New UN Climate Report: Massive Change Already Here for World’s Oceans and Frozen Regions” Chris Mooney and Brady Dennis -- The Washington Post, September 25, 2019
 
UN Climate Summit: What to Know” Amy Jaffe -- Council on Foreign Relations, September 20, 2019

At UN Climate Summit, Few Commitments and U.S. Silence” Somini Sengupta and Lisa Friedman -- New York Times, September 23, 2019

Think Globally, Shame Constantly: The Rise of Greta Thunberg Environmentalism” Nick Gillespie -- Reason September 24, 2019 
Fanning the Flames for Change
 
'The Oceans Are Rising and So Are We': Global Climate Strike London” Helene Jeunet -- Euronews, September 23, 2019

Climate Strike Coverage Eclipses Hong Kong, Paris Protests.” Kalev Leetaru -- Real Clear Politics, September 24, 2019
Protests Heard Around the World
Hong Kong’s Protests, and It’s Future, Matter Not Just to China but Also to the Rest of the World” Derwin Pereira -- South China Morning Post, September 25, 2019
 
Algeria’s Political Impasse: What Is Next?” Hanaa Saada -- Modern Diplomacy, September 18, 2019


Students Throng in Front of House, More Flood Into Jakarta as Protests Continue” Kharishar Kahfi and Karina Tehusijarana -- The Jakarta Post, September 24, 2019

People Power: Why History Is Just One Big Revolution” Neil Mackay -- HeraldScotland, September 24, 2019
Iran Watch
Iran’s Foreign Minister Says Diplomacy With the U.S. Is Over” Josh Rogin -- The Washington Post, September 23 

Iran Is Already Losing” Micha’el Tanchum -- Foreign Policy, September 23, 2019

Rouhani’s Plan a Reason to Be Hopeful?” Kirsten Fontenrose -- Atlantic Council, September 24, 2019
A Presidential Scandal
Trump Waves Off Ukraine Scandal, Impeachment Threat At UN, Says Biden Is the 'One Who's Got the Problem'” John Fritze and David Jackson -- USA Today, September 23, 2019

Democracy Versus Kleptocracy” Franklin Foer -- The Atlantic, September 25, 2019

Team Trump’s Unconvincing Ukraine Spin” Jonah Goldberg -- National Review, September 25, 2019

Trump’s Ukraine Defense Is the Same One He’s Used for Years: I Did It. So What?” John Cassidy -- The New Yorker, September 23, 2019

Opinion: Trump’s Ukraine Whistleblower Flap Will Make Life Difficult for Future Presidents” Michael McGough -- Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2019
Tough Transatlantic Times
Tuesday Was a Turning Point on Both Sides of the Atlantic” Anne Applebaum -- The Washington Post, September 24, 2019 

Britain and the United States.” George Friedman -- Geopolitical Futures, September 24, 2019
 
Fire & Ice
Skies Turn Red Across Parts of Indonesia as Crisis from Fire-Induced Haze Escalates” Andrew Freedman -- The Washington Post, September 23, 2019
 

Australia Gets Ready for Potentially Catastrophic Fire Season” Celina Ribeiro -- Al Jazeera, September 19, 2019

Marooned: Researchers Will Freeze Their Ship Into Arctic Ocean Ice for a Year” Shannon Hall -- Scientific American, September 17, 2019

A New Effort to Understand the Warming Arctic” Johann Grolle -- Spiegel Online, September 23, 2019