The speed of planetary warming and all of its subsequent consequences continues to outpace previous worst-case scientific predictions. While some people are already exploring adaptation measures, such as towing Antarctic icebergs to Cape Town, South Africa, as solutions to an ongoing water crisis, the denialist movement in the US continues to reach new lows.
In an effort to tackle the issue of constantly climbing drug prices, Vermont passed a law last week that would facilitate the state's importation of prescription drugs wholesale from Canada. However, just having a law like Vermont's on the books is not enough to legalize importation. Next the state must outline how its initiative would save money without jeopardizing public health.
In recent months, much has been written and discussed in the US mainstream media about the possibility of all-out war between Israel and its adversaries in the region. In reality, Israel has been ratcheting up tensions in the region for years, conducting largely one-sided acts of aggression against Syria, Lebanon and Iran in the name of "deterrence."