BEIJING -- What does China actually mean by the term "eco-civilization?" It is a concept drawn from Chinese experience over the last few decades, as well as China's traditional philosophy of harmony between human beings and nature. It argues that economic and social development can be advanced in a manner that protects the natural environment rather than simply destroying it. The key to this lies in transforming both industry and the nature of the energy inputs that sustain it.
Sources close to the presidential candidate claim that Trump's problem with CNN and FOX is that "they're morons." In an effort to be represented in the most honest and fair light, it is reported that Trump has just bought his own network: Trump That Media.
Let's say you're living your life and the angel of death comes to you and says, "It's time to go", and you say, "But, no, you're supposed to give me a warning so I can decide what I want to do with my last week." Do you know what death will say to you?
The systemic exclusion of women from equality before God in the priestly leadership of the Catholic Church is a scandal, and it needs to be rectified with the same passionate compassion Pope Francis has applied to others who are excluded.
There is no lake in this 20th century Swan Lake. Which may be a warning from Danish set designer and geologist Per Kirkeby about the crisis of global warming.
Obama's China syndrome is that he seeks both to engage China and to contain China. Both are appropriate and arguably quite necessary goals for American statecraft. But they presuppose a state of creative tension between the established superpower and would-be superpower.
All across the western United States, the forests are burning. In normal times, wildfires can be a good thing, clearing out dead material and making room for new growth. These are not normal times. The forests are burning, and in some cases they're not coming back.
China President Xi Jinping and Pope Francis both made history this week with bold actions on climate change, showing the kind of leadership required to tackle this tough challenge.
From the pope's historic visit to the U.S., to China's commitment to cap its carbon pollution, to corporate commitments to clean energy, it's been an inspiring week for climate action. The string of milestones we've seen over the course of days is part of what gives us hope.
Last November, China and the US agreed to new targets to cut their carbon pollution. This year the two countries are focusing on implementation of these goals, formalizing more actions to domestically reduce emissions.
President Obama and President Xi once again surprised the world with the announcement of major steps to implement their surprise agreement of last fall. Together they are changing the global landscape on climate change.
It was the hope of organizers to spur enthusiasm to rally for a common cause to reduce energy usage, as well as encourage politicians and major corporations to put policies in place that would work toward creating a more environmentally friendly world for all.
At the formal welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn at the White House, a very traditional template was transformed by the "Vicar of Christ," whose presence turned everyone's language to one reference after another to those Christ called "the least of these" in the 25th chapter of Matthew.
Though Brown and Cuomo have been celebrated as climate leaders, both are still missing the mark in critical ways when it comes to leaving dirty fossil fuels in the ground.
The Pope has said a great deal since he arrived in the U.S. Still, in this one, simple sentence before Congress, he brought together concepts of love, solidarity, right relationships, human dignity and even a "preferential option for the poor."
Pope Francis' historic address in Congress brought thousands of people from all over the world clamoring for a chance to see him and hear what he had to say to the American people.