Five times law enforcers could have arrested Donald Trump but didn’t. At Mar-a-Lago, the star power of the presidency helps charities — and Trump — make more money. Jeremy Venook on Donald Trump’s conflicts of interest: A crib sheet. Trump’s family takes new steps to blur ethical boundaries. The coat of arms said “integrity”; now it says “Trump”. The stench of a corrupt president wafts into Virginia and beyond. The princeling in the West Wing: Why are Trump family businesses doing so many deals in China right now? Jared Kushner’s other real estate empire: Baltimore-area renters complain about a property owner they say is neglectful and litigious — few know their landlord is the president’s son-in-law.


Patricia I. Fusch, Lawrence R. Ness, Janet M. Booker, and Gene E. Fusch (Walden): The Ethical Implications of Plagiarism and Ghostwriting in an Open Society. Could the U.S. and China end up in a terrible war that neither wants? Foot soldiers in a shadowy battle between Russia and the West. Former presidents walk fine line in Trump’s America: Trump’s predecessors are trying to both defend their legacies and respect the unwritten rule of not undermining the current commander in chief. Polly Mosendz on the seven types of people who tweet at Trump. Amnesiac Nation: The age of identity is getting older, complete with widespread memory loss. Australian convict pirates in Japan: Evidence of 1830 voyage unearthed.


Julia M. Puaschunder (Harvard): Climate in the 21st Century: A Macroeconomic Model of Fair Global Warming Benefits Distribution to Grant Climate Justice Around the World and Over Time. The introduction to Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law, ed. Benoit Mayer and Francois Crepeau.The first chapter from The Concept of Climate Migration: Advocacy and its Prospects by Benoit Mayer. The effects of climate change will force millions to migrate — here’s what this means for human security. A new report from a German think tank cautions that climate change will increase terrorism recruitment.

Antal Attila (Eotvos Lorand): Populism and Climate Change in the Era of Post-Truth. Everything conservatives said about Paris is already wrong. Should we call climate-change deniers “dismissives” instead? Richard Mandel and Craig Ehrlich (Babson): The Prosecution of Climate Change. R. Henry Weaver and Douglas A. Kysar (Yale): Courting Disaster: Climate Change and the Adjudication of Catastrophe. What is Scott Pruitt hiding? The EPA administrator’s media aversion, unavailable public schedule, and a history of industry favors are raising red flags (and more). No third way for the planet: An environmentalism that can actually save the planet must do battle with corporations — mainstream environmental groups have done the opposite.

Did Donald Trump just make the planet hotter? Trump has no idea what he just did or the backlash that awaits. Bill McKibben on Trump’s stupid and reckless climate decision. A Paris agreement negotiator explains how screwed we are. Will Trump’s slow-mo walkaway, world in flames behind him, finally provoke consequences for planetary arson? A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change — the results are surprising: David Roberts interviews Paul Hawken, author of Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming (and more on the most hopeful thing you’ll ever read about our ability to take on global warming).

The “ancient carbon” of Alaska’s tundra is being released, speeding up global warming. Hundreds of huge craters discovered in the Arctic Ocean. Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is beginning to turn green. Massive crack in Antarctica ice shelf grows 11 miles in only 6 days.

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