Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Bina Venkataraman is the Editorial Page Editor of The Boston Globe and a fellow at New America. She also teaches in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s department of science, technology, and society. Her first book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age, is a roadmap for how we can plan better for the future in our lives, businesses, and society.
Previously, Venkataraman served as Director of Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT and as Senior Advisor for Climate Change Innovation in the Obama White House, where she forged partnerships among communities, companies, and government to prepare for climate disasters. She is a former science writer for The New York Times and The Boston Globe.