How climate change causes extreme weather

Mammoth hurricanes have become more destructive and more common. Does climate change play a role? Here’s everything you need to know: Are hurricanes worsening?Last year brought a trio of devastating Category 4 and 5 hurricanes: Harvey dumped a record-breaking 27 trillion gallons of rain on Texas; Irma was the most intense storm to hit the […]

Trump’s trade war and the abandonment of American ideals

China becomes richer and more technologically advanced every day. America’s strategy to slow that momentum? Massive and onerous tariffs. This is pure folly. At best, this course of action means near-term pain for U.S. businesses and consumers. But the bigger risk is that a distracted America, beset by populist politics, will neglect the deep strengths […]

The week’s best photojournalism

A soldier leaves a natural history museum in Pyongyang, North Korea. | (REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui) An embalmed crocodile at a food stall in Ratchaburi province, Thailand. | (EPA-EFE/RUNGROJ YONGRIT) A waste picker unloads garbage in Bamako, Mali. | (REUTERS/Luc Gnago) A dragon sculpture is lowered from Brussels City Hall in Brussels. | (EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ) Reflections in […]