While we fight to save our planet from the ravages of climate change through the Clean Air Act, international agreements, better fuel mileage standards and clean energy incentives, climate change is already happening.
Indeed, the Saudis, long touted by some would-be realists as just the sort of implacable autocrats the Middle East needs for long-term stability, have themselves been furiously stirring the pot in recent months and years.
This week is World Immunization Week and what better way to commemorate it than by discussing the facts about vaccines and the importance of herd immunity.
As it did last year, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival came to Berkeley, California, over its final weekend. Top acts performing on the festival's closing day also played in Berkeley for the opening nights of the 2016 Greek Theater season.