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When Historic Preservation Hurts Cities

I live in a historic neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C. It’s not historic in the sense that anything especially important happened here — certainly not in the modest rowhouses that make up the bulk of the neighborhood. What…

How Does a Nation Adapt to Its Own Murder?

BRUNY ISLAND, Australia — The name of the future is Australia. These words come from it, and they may be your tomorrow: P2 masks, evacuation orders, climate refugees, ocher skies, warning sirens, ember storms, blood suns, fear, air purifiers and…

White House Criticism Has ‘Of Course No Effect,’ Greta Thunberg Says

After the Storm, a Fight for Survival in Mozambique NOW PLAYING White House Criticism Has ‘Of Course No Effect,’ Greta Thunberg Says Coronavirus Outbreak: Videos Show Chinese City on Edge Trump Pushed Mexico to Block Its Border. A Migrant Caravan…

A Call for Investors to Put Their Money Toward a Green Future

Climate change has been a key theme this week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, with big ideas being bandied about, and big-picture proposals being announced. A Davos initiative to plant one trillion trees gained the support of…

Greta Thunberg Joins Climate March on Her Last Day in Davos

DAVOS, Switzerland — Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist, spent this week inside the halls of power at the World Economic Forum, addressing the titans of global business and politics, huddling with a few of them for closed-door sessions,…

The Darkness Where the Future Should Be

William Gibson, the writer who coined the term “cyberspace” and whose novel “Neuromancer” heavily influenced “The Matrix,” has spent a lifetime imagining surreal and noirish possibilities for human development. But Donald Trump’s victory threw him off balance. “I think it…

The Revolution Comes to Davos

Everyone at Davos this year really wants you to know that the corporate world is cleaning up its act. Yes, O.K., maybe they’ve said things like that before, but this year they mean it. Walking around, I thought, at times,…

Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When

DAVOS, Switzerland — Business titans who for decades brushed off warnings about climate change arrived at the annual World Economic Forum this week ready to show their newfound enthusiasm for the cause. Having previously played down the need for the…

Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.

FRANKFURT — Climate change has already been blamed for deadly bush fires in Australia, withering coral reefs, rising sea levels and ever more cataclysmic storms. Could it also cause the next financial crisis? A report issued this week by an…

Climate Change Could Cause the Next Financial Meltdown

FRANKFURT — Climate change has already been blamed for deadly bush fires in Australia, dying coral reefs, rising sea levels and ever more cataclysmic storms. Could it also cause the next financial crisis? A report issued this week by an…