Climate change talks are on today in Paris. Two-thirds of Americans want the U.S. to join the international community in setting global climate standards. President Barack Obama is pushing for an agreement. Via The New York Times.
The goal of the talks: 2 degrees Celsius. Can the global community pull it off? Via The Washington Post.
Climate change is fueling the crisis in Syria. Elizabeth Kolbert explains how. Via The New Yorker.
Still baffled by climate change? Here’s a cheat sheet courtesy of The New York Times.
Even though the GOP presidential field has four people of color, they’re opting out of identity politics and risk alienating minority voters, writes Marc Fisher in The Washington Post.
Trial begins for the six Baltimore cops accused of killing Freddie Gray. What would a “not guilty” verdict mean for the city? Violence and chaos. Via The Washington Post.
The intractable Donald Trump “quadruples down” on his take on Muslims after 9/11, saying they “went wild.” Via Politico.
Politico’s Glenn Thrush offers five hot takes on the 2016 election: Trump’s still popular. Ted Cruz has the best campaign. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the economy are Hillary Clinton’s biggest threats. Marco Rubio must go after Trump. And this is not the dawning of the age of the super PAC. Find out why. Via Politico.
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