FBB Debate Special: We’ll Always Have Paris

Earlier this week President Trump announced that his administration would be withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Accords. Today, in this FBB Debate Special, John and returning contributing writer Roger Durling will square off over the question of whether or not President Trump’s decision is as big of a deal as it’s being made out to be. Neither John nor Roger saw each other’s arguments before they submitted their final drafts to Tom and Winston who edited the article into its current format. Continue reading FBB Debate Special: We’ll Always Have Paris

The Coming Storm: Climate Change Refugees

Much ado has been made about the refugee crisis because of unrest in the Middle East. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, an estimated 5,020,470 people are registered as Syrian refugees – a number higher than the population of any of the 116 smallest countries in the world. While that statistic is staggering, it is in no way the largest refugee crisis our world will face in the 21 century. Continue reading The Coming Storm: Climate Change Refugees

Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Meet the Next Interior Secretary

President Trump announced that he would be nominating Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke to be the next Secretary of the Interior. Given the Importance of this position in relation to the National Park’s Service, the editors of the FFB thought it appropriate to include a profile of the Congressman in our Revisiting America’s Best Idea Series. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Meet the Next Interior Secretary

Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Obama’s Park Legacy

It is unlikely that twenty years from now President Obama will be remembered for his National Parks policies. Regardless, his actions have ensured that the principles behind the park service — the idea that our natural and cultural resources should be preserved for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations — continue on. Continue reading Revisiting America’s Best Idea: Obama’s Park Legacy

Sunday Travels: Methane in Marrakech

So here we all were, global corporate leaders, diplomats, scientists, activists, and a few people from the best university in the World, discussing how to make the changes we want to see. How to implement these lofty, but achievable, goals as outlined in the Paris agreement broadly, and by each country specifically. Especially in wake of the second largest emitter in the world electing a man who doesn’t believe climate change is real to be President. Continue reading Sunday Travels: Methane in Marrakech