Tom Friedman of the New York Times lists four Chinese moon shots — multibillion-dollar, 25-year, game-changing projects: a network of modern airports, a web of high-speed inter-city trains, its own stem cell/genetic engineering industry, and creation of an electric car industry. Ours? Fixing Afghanistan.
The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.