Global tourism’s impact on climate change

Global tourism accounted for 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions from 2009 to 2013, according to a paper published in Nature Climate Change — four times more than previous estimates. The big picture: The biggest culprits for the jump were transportation, shopping, and food. Not surprisingly, high-income countries were the main drivers of the increased…

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U.S. delegation for Jerusalem embassy opening doesn’t include Trump

The White House announced tonight the presidential delegation to the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14th, and President Trump’s name was not on the list. Between the lines: The statement referred to “Jerusalem, Israel” – a sign of Trump’s December 6th 2017 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.…

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