It’s easy to find fault with the United States’ Covid-19 response or, to be more accurate, the woeful lack thereof. Denial, delays, political infighting, and systemic failures have resulted in more than 100,000 US deaths and deepened the social and economic crisis.
As countries emerge from lockdowns imposed to blunt the coronavirus pandemic, dozens have rolled out phone apps to track a person’s movements and who they come into contact with, giving officials a vital tool for limiting contagion risks.
Whenever a crisis arrives, you can be sure it will be quickly followed by a steady flow of false information.
Amanda Larson pulls up at a water station a few miles from her home in the Navajo Nation and her three children get to work filling up large bottles lying on the bed of her pickup truck.
It is not surprising but indeed sad that we, humans, are partially responsible for contributing to a process through which the Earth’s forests have become substantially shorter and younger on average than they were a century ago.
One of Covid-19’s paradoxes has been the way in which some wealthy, high-capacity countries (particularly the United States and the United Kingdom) failed to contain the virus, while some poorer countries and regions with less capacity (including Vietnam, Greece, and the Indian state of Kerala)
Energy security and the much-needed transition to clean energy are seriously challenged by an anticipated huge drop in global energy investments by around 20% or $400bn because of the coronavirus outbreak.
The years after the 2007-09 global financial crisis were characterised by an orgy of rulemaking by financial regulators around the world to address the weaknesses exposed by the upheavals. Importantly, a renamed and reinforced Financial Stability Board (FSB), reporting to a series of G20 summits, ov