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Barack Obama’s War Cry

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , on November 15, 2021 by andelino

“You have witchcraft in your lips,” says King Henry in Shakespeare’s Henry V. England’s king is talking to Princess Catherine, daughter of the French king. “There is more eloquence in a sugar touch of them Kate’s lips than in the tongues of the French council ….”

I read this line recently and couldn’t help but think of Barack Obama and the “bewitching” effect he continues to have over people. On Monday, the powers of America’s former president, and the mystical clutch he has on so many, were on display at the cop26 climate change summit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Read more at “COP26 and Barack Obama’s War Cry”

What is COP26?

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2021 by andelino

Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single country can fix on its own.

I worked for the United Nations for several years as a law and policy adviser and have been involved in international negotiations. Here’s what’s happening behind closed doors and why people are concerned that COP26 might not meet its goals.

Read more at “What is COP26 and what to expect from the summit”

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