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You Can’t Keep the World Out of the World Cup

Gregg Berhalter and Tyler Adams.Jia Haocheng/Xinhua via ZUMA Press Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The political subtext of the 2022 men’s World Cup in Qatar has never been particularly well hidden, because the politics is sort of the point. During every match of the…

Cop27 Climate Summit Promises Disaster Aid to Poor Nations

The Conference in Sharm El Sheikh focuses also on the most vulnerable communities as the climate crisis hardens life conditions of those already most disadvantaged.Dominika Zarzycka / Zuma Press This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On the eve of the Cop27 climate conference that has just finished in…

Qatar Has Already Won the World Cup

Activists gathered in Berlin on November 19, 2022, to draw attention to human rights violations in Qatar. Michael Kuenne/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.The first glimpse I got of what it will be like to watch this year’s men’s World Cup came during…

World’s Nations Face Shrinking Odds of Taming Climate Mayhem

Ron Bailey/Getty Images This story was originally published by the Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It has been an alarming time for climate scientists. One by one, the grim scenarios they had outlined for the near future have been overtaken by events: extreme storms, droughts, floods and ice-sheet collapses whose sudden appearances have outstripped…