Here are some stories and perspectives from around the interwebs I found interesting this week and you might have missed.
- Climate change will likely wreck their livelihoods – but they still don’t buy the science (Guardian) – This looks at one of the first US cities that will be completely submerged by rising sea levels and also had the highest percentage vote for Donald Trump (climate change denier) in 2016.
- Program to Spur Low-Income Housing Is Keeping Cities Segregated (New York Times) – The system is inherently broken. As the tragedies in Charlottesville and elsewhere continue to heat up, stories like this should serve notice that racism and discrimination in America is not going to be corrected with new rules. It requires the changing of hearts.
- El Salvador, Guatemala lawmakers pass bans on child marriage (Washington Post) – If it’s not written in the law then tomorrow it could be somebody’s “right” to love.
- Washington’s secret Doomsday plans (The Week) – Just fun reading about the world of power we rarely hear about.
- Jihadists strike across West Africa (Long War Journal) – We give a lot of attention to terrorist attacks in Europe but we hear very little about what is taking place on the African continent at an alarmingly frequent pace.
- Another Casualty of Climate Change: Peace (RAND Corp) – The reality is, and some day we will realize this…the world has already passed a tipping point for a lot of these issues like climate change. (Sounds like a future podcast episode….)