Canada gets set for its first men’s World Cup appearance since 1986; the ambitious science of climate repair — and whether it will actually help address the climate crisis; and the violent origins of durable dictatorships and authoritarianism.
In a few days, Canada’s men’s national team will kick off its 2022 FIFA World Cup campaign. It will be the team’s first appearance in a men’s World Cup since 1986, and there are hopes that their performance in Qatar will help grow the sport here at home. Matt Galloway speaks with former Canada national team player Jeff Clarke, who’s currently the technical director and director of operations for Surrey United Soccer Club in B.C.; and Martin Harvey, the former coach of current national team members Atiba Hutchinson and Junior Hoilett.
Then, the rapid melting of Arctic sea ice has prompted some scientists to take climate action a step further; not just by cutting emissions, but also thinking of ways to reverse the damage. We hear more about climate repair from Cían Sherwin, CEO of Real Ice; Sir David King, founder and chair of the Centre for Climate Repair at the University of Cambridge; and Duncan McLaren, a postdoctoral fellow in environmental law and policy at the University of California, Los Angeles.
And in their new book Revolution and Dictatorship: The Violent Origins of Durable Authoritarianism, political scientists Lucan Way and Steven Levitsky explore how dictatorships survive, even in the face of economic crisis, mass discontent and intense external pressure.