Yet as climate change melts the glaciers that have kept the animals cut off from each other, it’s more likely that bears will begin to mix once more, diluting the glacier bears’ genes, Garshelis says. So it’s possible that the glacier bear, like Alaska’s glaciers, may well recede into history.
The New York Times reports that “Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said in a televised address that Iran will expand its nuclear program and will not negotiate with the United States, doubling down on his defiance of the Trump administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ policy.” Having walked away from the historic multilateral agreement signed by his predecessor, Art of the Deal guy has little leverage and our traditional allies aren’t eager to give him any.
While the writers acknowledge that holding the convention in Jeddah would “open up a new world to fans who may otherwise never have an opportunity to travel there, and show solidarity with creative communities within Saudi Arabia and other Arab states”, they state that “the Saudi regime is antithetical to everything SFF stands for”.
“I have no family in the UK,” she explains, “they all live in Japan. So getting rid of my Japanese passport genuinely feels like I’m severing ties with them. I think a lot of people feel that way about their passports.”