Bill McKibben, who has done as much as anyone to focus attention on the crisis, describes the required response to climate change as a "Hail Mary pass".
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When it invaded Iraq in 2003, the United States touched a hot stove.
The National Library in Sarejevo still stands in ruins, 16 years after Serbian military forces shelled the building and destroyed over 90% of its priceless contents.
Just recently, the stories of the Erased are starting to appear all over the Slovene capital of Ljubljana, from bus shelters to huge canvasses on the facade of a downtown building under reconstruction.
He may not be perfect, but Kevin Rudd is a refreshing change from the last seven years of John Howard the Bush Kangaroo.
From Beijing's perspective, the debt to Tibet has been paid back. Many Tibetens think differently.
I propose that the first Robert Mugabe Presidents in Residence Program at the University of Zimbabwe go to, drum roll please: George W. Bush.
Last August, the U.S. military mistakenly sent six nuclear-armed missiles on a cross-country tour of the United States. For 36 hours, no one knew where the nuclear weapons were. OOPS!
Many of the most resonant images from the Iraq War are as deceptive as the Bush administration's rationales for starting the war in the first place.
Tyrants are so scared of poets, in fact, that they will often keep several of them close to their chest.