Journey to the end of the world
Antarctica is warming faster than anywhere else on the planet. The recently formed Swiss Polar Institute invited a team of climate scientists to circumnavigate the continent to understand how this rapidly changing region will affect the world at large. In this interactive feature for Al Jazeera, join the team as they voyage to never-before studied islands and see first hand the effects of climate change.
An impending impeachment?
When it comes to Donald Trump and Russia, the elephant in the room is “the big I-word — Impeachment,” writes Domenico Montanaro for NPR. After the firing of FBI Director James Comey, and revelation after revelation of Trump’s alarming connections to Russia, the calls for impeachment are increasingly growing louder and more serious. Here's a run-down of the big names considering it and why.
For The Guardian, Carole Cadwalladr traces the insidious connections between Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and Cambridge Analytica, a firm owned by Robert Mercer and linked to Steve Bannon. Cadwalladr also uncovers a Canadian connection in this shadowy effort to reshape global politics, and leaves readers with the question: is the British electoral process still fit for purpose?
Could the U.S. have been Canada?
In The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik asks one of the most taboo questions in American political life: what if the American Revolution wasn’t a good idea? He expertly dissects the theories behind the U.S.'s now mythical birth and wonders if the "injustices and madness of American life since then have occurred not in spite of the virtues of the Founding Fathers but because of them?”