AIF BLOG - November 2015

November 30, 2015
 With growing urgency and a lot of bottom-up action around the world, a solid and effective global agreement is needed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, which opened today, to keep the momentum going, and to achieve the necessary goals to slow global warming. That’s according to two experts who spoke at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival, in a session called When Systems Collide: Health, People, and the...
November 09, 2015
 Atlantic correspondent Ta-Nehisi Coates is considered one of the country’s foremost essayists on the subject of race, and his recently released book, Between the World and Me, continues to stir the discussion of what it’s like to be black in America. Taking up the intertwined subject of implicit bias—another very current issue—was a panel, including Coates, at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival. “Implicit bias is...
November 12, 2015
Even as several California ski resorts have opened early thanks to November snowstorms, almost all of the state remains in some kind of drought condition. The California drought, and how it impacts the rest of the country, was the subject of a “Deep Dive” session at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival. “The situation in California and across the western US is far worse than you can recognize,” said Jay Famiglietti, a...