In hopes of saving their countries, many small nations are making big promises on cutting emissions.
- Several small countries have joined a pledge to reach net zero emissions by 2050, despite the difficulties.
- While the larger countries have promised some emissions cuts and funding for green energy, they have yet to match the pledges of the small countries.
- Several studies have found that poorer countries will be hit harder by climate change than the richer ones.
As it turns out, hacking an election isn't as hard as you'd think.
- A group of hackers has demonstrated that many common voting machines are easily compromised.
- The group presented their findings to Congress, where election security is increasingly a serious concern.
- The question of how secure voting machines are isn't new, but the current political climate gives it new meaning.
America's racial wealth disparity is entrenched, with devastating effects. What if we got rid of it?
- A new study shows that the wealth gap in the United States is still here, huge, and affects every aspect of our economic lives.
- The authors explain that narrowing the gap would increase GDP size substantially.
- The study also reminds us that little will change without major policy changes.
With little progress on other avenues to preventing mass shootings, one firm has employed architecture to save students.
- A school in Michigan is being remodeled in a way to minimize the effect of a shooter should the worst happen.
- It features limited sight lines, bullet proof windows, and doors that can be locked at the push of a button.
- Some research casts doubt on how effective the plans will actually be.