There are grave problems with the transition to clean energy power. The current panic is a reminder that modern life needs abundant energy: without it, bills become unaffordable, homes freeze and businesses stall.
The sheer number of synthetic chemicals in the environment, including humans, exceeds our capacity to regulate them in a meaningful way. We must find a way to simplify the output of the chemical enterprise.
The recent surge at the Mexican border is likely to grow as more migrants, mostly Haitian, risk everything negotiating the notorious Darién Gap on their way to the United States. Climate change will make it worse.