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Leaders of warming Earth meet in Paris to cut emissions

LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, 151 world leaders kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday, saying that by striking an ambitious deal to cut emissions that are warming the planet they can show terrorists what countries can do when they stand together. 675 more words


Photos: In snow, sun, and mud, the world marches for a deal at the climate talks in Paris

Today, the COP21 talks opened near Paris—the latest conference to decide the world’s approach to tackling climate change. Ahead of the meeting of world leaders and negotiators, experts and lobbyists, thousands marched across the world to send a message about what climate change meant to them. 161 more words

Another beautiful find from Coldplay

Recently, I found out that Coldplay will be playing a show in Zurich (not sure of the date, but sometime in June or July). This really got me thinking about their last concert I’ve been to, in Paris. 60 more words

Pre-emptive Response: Controlling the Exceptional in the Interval Between the Capitalist Working Weeks

By Julian Shaw, King’s College London

In his recent article for Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Ben Anderson explores how emergencies are governed through a logic of response and a politics of delay ( 610 more words

Cultural Geography

Pres. Obama pays respects to victims of Paris attacks, lays single white rose at Bataclan

PARIS — President Barack Obama paid a midnight tribute Monday to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, ‎laying a single white rose at the Bataclan club where ISIS terrorists unleashed carnage two weeks ago. 216 more words


Paris legend "Les Bains" is back!

Once a private bathhouse, a hotspot for the Bohemians of the Belle Époque, and a famed nightclub, Les Bains, returns to the Paris social scene as a hotel and bar in the historic 3rd arrondissment.  281 more words