Why My Near Death Experience Made me Want to Save the Planet

Which is harder: Solving the climate crisis or getting roughed up by the KGB behind the Iron Curtain in the dying days of the Soviet Union? Without a question, it’s the climate crisis. I should know — I have experience with both. My time inside Russia has just been documented in the new Apple TV+ […]

Why Islands Are Leading the Way on Renewable Energy

Though both are Pacific island paradises, there is a world of difference between Hawaii and Palau. Hawaii is part of the United States, has a population of almost 1.5 million, and has an estimated GDP of nearly $74 billion. Palau is an independent republic and a Member State of the UN, has a population of […]

Will People Only Act When Climate Change Kills the Wine Industry?

A number of years ago, I had the privilege to speak at the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), a global body comprising members of the national parliaments of 178 of the 193 UN Member States. (Their latest assembly took place in October 2022 in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.) At that event, I made friends with a […]