Foreign Policy Magazine, Deputy Editor, Kendra P Lewis discussed on The Takeaway

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Thanks. But we begin this hour with a panel of journalists who join me to discuss what to expect from the news in two thousand nineteen pharaoh wild minutes, a deputy editor at foreign policy magazine. And the host of the first person podcasts Kendra p Lewis is a climate reporter for the New York Times and van are Newkirk. The second is a staff writer for the Atlantic who covers politics I started out by asking Sarah, whether the United States still has any power in international climate change negotiations as we head into twenty nineteen. I think the question is whether or not we are walking away from all of our agreements and losing that bit of soft power that idea that we have any influence at all when we're advancing ideas and saying that we don't really even agree with the with the published reports coming out of our own government. You know, you probably all remember that just the day after thanksgiving, which is a quiet news day. The Trump administration dropped a pretty dramatic report showing that we really don't even have had time. Time to be debating science anymore. And all of a sudden now, we have a government whose seems like they're walking away from it. And so people are sort of scrambling to work around us. And that's never a good thing. You know, we're in a moment with multilateral problems. It's hard to taking unilateral approach in van last October after hurricane Michael damaged parts of Florida and Georgia. You wrote a piece about how climate change has the potential to weaken democracy. What can you tell us a little bit more about your position on that?.

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