Why, during the first month of the current Congress, did nearly half the Senate - all Republicans - vote against an amendment stating that human activities contribute significantly to climate change? We don't know.
The Panama Papers are not just about famous people who use offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. They have also lifted the veil on a secret world in which tax havens are used to shift billions out of the world's poorest countries in Africa.
In truth, Russia has been building an altogether new kind of energy state, one with more global influence than even OPEC. A fundamental reason is Russian prominence in multiple energy domains, especially oil, gas, coal and nuclear power.<
It's clear that a healthier energy future is within our reach. But while the oil and gas industry continues to put our air, water and health at risk, we must remain vigilant. As long as we rely on fossil fuels, our children and families will be at risk.