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April 28, 2022

Economics
Federal Reserve Committee Convenes, U.S. Leads UN Security Council, and More

The U.S. Federal Reserve is poised to raise interest rates, the United States assumes the presidency of the UN Security Council, and Japan marks Constitution Memorial Day as the country makes changes…

Podcast Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addresses the United Nations (UN) Security Council via video link on April 05, 2022 in New York City.

October 29, 2021

Nuclear Energy
The Climate for Nuclear Energy

Nuclear energy is critical for decarbonization in the fight against climate change. But high-profile accidents, substantial costs, and concerns about waste management have kneecapped its expansion. A…

Podcast Nuclear power plant

March 17, 2022

Climate Change
Climate Adaptation: Rising Tides in Coastal Cities

The world is already witnessing the effects of climate change. One inescapable and irreversible consequence is sea-level rise, which could destroy coastal cities. How will the world adapt to rising t…

Podcast Yellow taxi cabs submerged in floodwaters

December 16, 2021

Climate Change
Will the World Meet the Challenge of Climate Change?

Richard Haass and economist Nicholas Stern, chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, discuss the realities of climate change as well as renewable energy, carbon…

Podcast Forest fire with smoke causing deforestation

December 7, 2021

Energy and Environment
The Future of Energy, With Helima Croft

Helima Croft, managing director and head of global commodity strategy and Middle East and North Africa research at RBC Capital Markets, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss trends in the energy…

Podcast Smoke billows from stacks as a Chinese woman wears as mask while walking in a neighborhood next to a coal fired power plant on November 26, 2015 in Shanxi, China.

August 31, 2021

Climate Change
Adapting to Climate Change, With Alice C. Hill

Alice C. Hill, David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and the environment at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the steps policymakers, business leaders, and others need to take to…

Podcast Fire retardant from a Coulson 737 firefighting tanker jet falls on a forest to slow the Bobcat Fire at the top of a major run up a mountainside in the Angeles National Forest on September 10, 2020 north of Monrovia, California.

August 12, 2021

Climate Change
Climate Report Causes Concern, Taliban Attacks Escalate, and More

The world reacts to a grim report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Taliban forces advance across Afghanistan as the United States completes its withdrawal, and Ethiopia’s civil …

Podcast A firefighter tries to extinguish a wildfire burning in the village of Pefki, on the island of Evia, Greece, August 8, 2021.

October 6, 2020

Energy and Environment
Energy, Geopolitics, and the Global Map, With Daniel Yergin

Daniel Yergin, a leading authority on energy, international politics, and economics, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the changing face of global power dynamics. Yergin’s most recent book, …

Podcast A pump jack operates in front of a drilling rig at sunset in an oil field in Midland, Texas U.S.

November 24, 2020

Brazil
A Climate Bomb in the Amazon

The Brazilian Amazon is burning, threatening the world’s largest repository of biodiversity. If the fires are not controlled soon, they could release a “climate bomb” of stored carbon that would acce…

Podcast The outline of a man standing in front of a forest fire

September 16, 2021

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Podcast Takeover: Nuclear Security, From The President’s Inbox

Why It Matters is pleased to present an episode from its sister podcast, The President’s Inbox. Today, U.S. national security is dependent on international nuclear agreements. How does the world regu…

Podcast Nuclear missile gets launched into the sky, creating smoke