ANDREW RESTUCCIA – President Donald Trumpâ€™s abrupt turnaround on U.S. climate policy is fueling tension with several of Americaâ€™s closest allies, which are resisting the administrationâ€™s demands that they support a bigger role for nuclear power and fossil fuels in the worldâ€™s energy supply.
ROBERT DODGE, MD – The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2011 the International Year of Youth. This is in recognition of childrenâ€™s rights throughout the world and to realize the potential of children everywhere. The resolution proclaiming the Year signifies the importance the international community places on integrating youth-related issues into global, regional, and national development agendas. Under the theme â€œDialogue and Mutual Understanding,â€ the Year aims to promote the ideals of peace, respect for human rights and solidarity across generations, cultures, religions and civilizations.
JOHN LAFORGE – Well-reported plumes of radiation have spread to California and beyond from the wrecked six-reactor complex at Fukushima, Japan. Whatâ€™s worse in terms of citizen awareness, clouds of disinformation are circling even faster.
NORMON SOLOMON – Like every other president since the 1940s, Barack Obama has promoted nuclear power. Now, with reactors melting down in Japan, the official stance is more disconnected from reality than ever.