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Why Nations Struggle to Confront Climate Change – on the Peace & Justice Report this Wednesday July 19 at 9am!

Written by on Sunday, July 16, 2023

This Wednesday Professor Philip Travis will talk about how the aftermath of the First and Second World Wars informs the struggle to confront climate change in the 21st century. He writes, “Both the First and Second World Wars highlighted the rapid pace of globalization and called for the countries of the world to come together and put the self-interest of nationalism aside and support global solutions to conflict. Despite lofty goals being supported and proposed by influential figures in the United States the results were mixed at best and nationalist interest again won out over global cooperation. As the world in the 21st century has increasingly witnessed the overwhelming effects of climate change it yet again faces the need for global cooperation.” We’ll talk about the efforts in the first half of the 20th century to create world peace, and Dr. Travis will consider some of the reasons for their failure.

On our “Justice Matters” radio segment, Jon Thaxton will talk about the ongoing affordable housing crisis in Sarasota-Manatee.