Joe Biden, convener of the free world?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2020


Even during the four years that Donald Trump inhabited the White House, the US president was occasionally referred to as the “leader of the free world”. It was a habit, a lazy one, still occasionally indulged in by the western media, even though Mr Trump was clearly and defiantly not leading the world, free or … Continue reading “Joe Biden, convener of the free world?”

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Despite successes, Bonn climate talks fell short

by Rashmee

Posted on November 22, 2017 / The National


On Saturday, the Bonn conference on climate change ended. No one would have particularly noticed that it started or stopped had it not been for Donald Trump. Mr Trump’s opposition to the Paris climate agreement led him to withdraw in June from the 2015 voluntary pledge by nearly 200 nations to curb greenhouse-gas emissions. It … Continue reading “Despite successes, Bonn climate talks fell short”

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#Bonn conference: A carbon tax on exports from US, the world’s only climate-change denier?

by Rashmee

Posted on November 14, 2017


As negotiators from nearly 200 countries meet this week in Bonn for the year’s biggest climate change talks, why is no one talking of a carbon tax on US exports? Why not sanction the US, the only country in the world to renege on its responsibilities to all of us? The US is the second … Continue reading “#Bonn conference: A carbon tax on exports from US, the world’s only climate-change denier?”

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After a summer of catastrophic floods, we need practical consensus over climate change

by Rashmee

Posted on September 5, 2017 / The National


Climate change has run into a massive problem. It has allowed itself to be treated as a science of certainty rather than an art of probability. Within that chasm falls the overly heated, doom-laden debate about what to do and whether to do it at all. Consider the recent flooding in Houston. It has been … Continue reading “After a summer of catastrophic floods, we need practical consensus over climate change”

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Take heart, all ye who’re livid Trump took America out of the #Paris #climate deal

by Rashmee

Posted on June 23, 2017


Take heart, all ye who are livid about Donald Trump taking America out of the Paris climate change agreement. Even so powerful a man as the US president can’t stop the march of the windmills. Consider this. Attendees of mid-June’s annual convention in Boston of the Edison Electric Institute, a utilities trade group, really believe … Continue reading “Take heart, all ye who’re livid Trump took America out of the #Paris #climate deal”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK