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Earlier this week, President Trump pledged to end the "war on coal" by rolling back the Clean Power Plan, an Obama-era federal policy that compels US states to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. China responded Wednesday, reaffirming its commitment to investing in clean energy and honouring the Paris Agreement, an international accord to tackle climate change with progressively more stringent carbon emissions goals.

Courts in New Zealand and India have granted legal personhood status to three rivers. The strange status is meant to protect the waters from pollution, but the measure could lead to unintended consequences, while undermining efforts to grant personhood status to living beings who actually deserve it.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.