Three years away from deadline, the world's second-largest emitter has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target. Here's what the US, and fellow major emitters Russia and Japan, have been up to.
Ilan Kelman –
Hurricane Harvey isn't a "natural disaster" because disasters are not natural, says University College London researcher Ilan Kelman. Rather, they are the result of social and political forces which shape people's vulnerability to events.
By building a new gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey, President Vladimir Putin is risking his most lucrative market,and exhibiting an almost suicidal disregard for the Russian economy, says University of Houston Professor Paul Gregory.