Environmental activists in the US have started a global reforestation campaign and named it Trump Forest. Its founders freely admit that the name is intended as a rejoinder to the environmental policies supported by US president, Donald Trump – for example, his support of the coal industry. Up until now, around 75,000 trees have been sponsored by private donors. But they won’t be going toward a real forest called Trump. Instead the donations will go toward planting in places like Madagascar, New Zealand and Brazil.
In the shadow of its big neighbour the USA, Canada is looking for its place in the world. A reflexion on my country. more
Growth will ultimately lead us to our downfall, reckons the environmental economist Federico Demaria. more
Populism and nationalism promote hostility toward intellectualism and growing intolerance toward scientific knowledge endangers democracy. But what can we do about it? more
Short news from the USA and Mexico. more
About America, Trump and democracy more
We need a rhetoric of pleasure, not of guilt, postulates the philosopher Timothy Morton. A conversation about solar-powered clubs and saving the polar bears. more